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36 is smaller than 58

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 8 is**24**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,

36 = 3 × 46 × 4 = 1224 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,

58 = 5 × 38 × 3 = 1524 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1224 < 1524 or 36 < 58

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