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Compare 2/36 and 5/45

2/36 is smaller than 5/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. 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
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    2/36 = 2 × 5/36 × 5 = 10/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    5/45 = 5 × 4/45 × 4 = 20/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/180 < 20/180 or 2/36 < 5/45

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