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Compare 36/24 and 1/5

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 1/5

36/24 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 5 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    36/24 = 36 × 5/24 × 5 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    1/5 = 1 × 24/5 × 24 = 24/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/120 > 24/120 or 36/24 > 1/5

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