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236 is smaller than 3545

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

LCM of 36 and 45 is**180**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180 - For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,

236 = 2 × 536 × 5 = 10180 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,

3545 = 35 × 445 × 4 = 140180 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 10180 < 140180 or 236 < 3545

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