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Compare 9/4 and 45/30

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 1 15/30

9/4 is greater than 45/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    9/4 = 9 × 15/4 × 15 = 135/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    45/30 = 45 × 2/30 × 2 = 90/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/60 > 90/60 or 9/4 > 45/30

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