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Compare 3/36 and 45/25

1st number: 3/36, 2nd number: 1 20/25

3/36 is smaller than 45/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 25 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    3/36 = 3 × 25/36 × 25 = 75/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 36 = 900,
    45/25 = 45 × 36/25 × 36 = 1620/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/900 < 1620/900 or 3/36 < 45/25

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