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Compare 2/36 and 6/5

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

2/36 is smaller than 6/5

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,
    6/5 = 6 × 36/5 × 36 = 216/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/180 < 216/180 or 2/36 < 6/5

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