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Compare 36/48 and 1/5

36/48 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 5 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    36/48 = 36 × 5/48 × 5 = 180/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 48 = 240,
    1/5 = 1 × 48/5 × 48 = 48/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/240 > 48/240 or 36/48 > 1/5

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