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Compare 36/2 and 2/60

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 2/60

36/2 is greater than 2/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 30 = 60,
    36/2 = 36 × 30/2 × 30 = 1080/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    2/60 = 2 × 1/60 × 1 = 2/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1080/60 > 2/60 or 36/2 > 2/60

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