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Compare 36/14 and 30/80

1st number: 2 8/14, 2nd number: 30/80

36/14 is greater than 30/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 80 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 40 = 560,
    36/14 = 36 × 40/14 × 40 = 1440/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    30/80 = 30 × 7/80 × 7 = 210/560
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1440/560 > 210/560 or 36/14 > 30/80

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