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Compare 36/72 and 1/75

36/72 is greater than 1/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 75 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    36/72 = 36 × 25/72 × 25 = 900/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 24 = 1800,
    1/75 = 1 × 24/75 × 24 = 24/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/1800 > 24/1800 or 36/72 > 1/75

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