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Compare 36/12 and 60/75

1st number: 3 0/12, 2nd number: 60/75

36/12 is greater than 60/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 75 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    36/12 = 36 × 25/12 × 25 = 900/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 4 = 300,
    60/75 = 60 × 4/75 × 4 = 240/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/300 > 240/300 or 36/12 > 60/75

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