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Compare 36/56 and 48/36

1st number: 36/56, 2nd number: 1 12/36

36/56 is smaller than 48/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 36 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    36/56 = 36 × 9/56 × 9 = 324/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 14 = 504,
    48/36 = 48 × 14/36 × 14 = 672/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/504 < 672/504 or 36/56 < 48/36

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