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Compare 36/56 and 1/5

36/56 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 5 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    36/56 = 36 × 5/56 × 5 = 180/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    1/5 = 1 × 56/5 × 56 = 56/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/280 > 56/280 or 36/56 > 1/5

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