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Compare 36/24 and 2/75

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 2/75

36/24 is greater than 2/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 75 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    36/24 = 36 × 25/24 × 25 = 900/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 8 = 600,
    2/75 = 2 × 8/75 × 8 = 16/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/600 > 16/600 or 36/24 > 2/75

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