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Compare 36/16 and 48/36

1st number: 2 4/16, 2nd number: 1 12/36

36/16 is greater than 48/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 36 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    36/16 = 36 × 9/16 × 9 = 324/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    48/36 = 48 × 4/36 × 4 = 192/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/144 > 192/144 or 36/16 > 48/36

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