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Compare 36/60 and 30/15

1st number: 36/60, 2nd number: 2 0/15

36/60 is smaller than 30/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 15 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    36/60 = 36 × 1/60 × 1 = 36/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    30/15 = 30 × 4/15 × 4 = 120/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/60 < 120/60 or 36/60 < 30/15

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