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Compare 9/2 and 1/45

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 1/45

9/2 is greater than 1/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 45 = 90,
    9/2 = 9 × 45/2 × 45 = 405/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    1/45 = 1 × 2/45 × 2 = 2/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 405/90 > 2/90 or 9/2 > 1/45

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