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Compare 36/56 and 8/18

36/56 is greater than 8/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 18 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 18 × 28 = 504,
    8/18 = 8 × 28/18 × 28 = 224/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/504 > 224/504 or 36/56 > 8/18

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