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Compare 3/36 and 9/75

3/36 is smaller than 9/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 75 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 75 × 12 = 900,
    9/75 = 9 × 12/75 × 12 = 108/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/900 < 108/900 or 3/36 < 9/75

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