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Compare 36/12 and 60/15

1st number: 3 0/12, 2nd number: 4 0/15

36/12 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 15 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    36/12 = 36 × 5/12 × 5 = 180/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    60/15 = 60 × 4/15 × 4 = 240/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/60 < 240/60 or 36/12 < 60/15

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