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Compare 18/36 and 35/30

1st number: 18/36, 2nd number: 1 5/30

18/36 is smaller than 35/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 30 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    18/36 = 18 × 5/36 × 5 = 90/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 6 = 180,
    35/30 = 35 × 6/30 × 6 = 210/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/180 < 210/180 or 18/36 < 35/30

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