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Compare 30/2 and 2/36

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 2/36

30/2 is greater than 2/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 18 = 36,
    30/2 = 30 × 18/2 × 18 = 540/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    2/36 = 2 × 1/36 × 1 = 2/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/36 > 2/36 or 30/2 > 2/36

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