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Compare 2/5 and 4/36

2/5 is greater than 4/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 36 = 180,
    2/5 = 2 × 36/5 × 36 = 72/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    4/36 = 4 × 5/36 × 5 = 20/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/180 > 20/180 or 2/5 > 4/36

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