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Compare 15/4 and 3/36

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 3/36

15/4 is greater than 3/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    15/4 = 15 × 9/4 × 9 = 135/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    3/36 = 3 × 1/36 × 1 = 3/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/36 > 3/36 or 15/4 > 3/36

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