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1536 is smaller than 2850

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 36 and 50 is**900**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 900 - For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,

1536 = 15 × 2536 × 25 = 375900 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 18 = 900,

2850 = 28 × 1850 × 18 = 504900 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 375900 < 504900 or 1536 < 2850

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