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Compare 36/40 and 1/15

36/40 is greater than 1/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 15 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    36/40 = 36 × 3/40 × 3 = 108/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    1/15 = 1 × 8/15 × 8 = 8/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/120 > 8/120 or 36/40 > 1/15

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