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Compare 36/72 and 1/15

36/72 is greater than 1/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 15 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    36/72 = 36 × 5/72 × 5 = 180/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 24 = 360,
    1/15 = 1 × 24/15 × 24 = 24/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/360 > 24/360 or 36/72 > 1/15

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