Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 2/36 and 24/5

1st number: 2/36, 2nd number: 4 4/5

2/36 is smaller than 24/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 5 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    2/36 = 2 × 5/36 × 5 = 10/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 36 = 180,
    24/5 = 24 × 36/5 × 36 = 864/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/180 < 864/180 or 2/36 < 24/5

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com