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Compare 84/75 and 18/45

1st number: 1 9/75, 2nd number: 18/45

84/75 is greater than 18/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 45 is 225

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 3 = 225,
    84/75 = 84 × 3/75 × 3 = 252/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 5 = 225,
    18/45 = 18 × 5/45 × 5 = 90/225
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/225 > 90/225 or 84/75 > 18/45

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