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Compare 36/60 and 90/75

1st number: 36/60, 2nd number: 1 15/75

36/60 is smaller than 90/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 75 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    36/60 = 36 × 5/60 × 5 = 180/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 4 = 300,
    90/75 = 90 × 4/75 × 4 = 360/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/300 < 360/300 or 36/60 < 90/75

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