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Compare 36/24 and 3/45

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 3/45

36/24 is greater than 3/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    36/24 = 36 × 15/24 × 15 = 540/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    3/45 = 3 × 8/45 × 8 = 24/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/360 > 24/360 or 36/24 > 3/45

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