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Compare 36/72 and 35/30

1st number: 36/72, 2nd number: 1 5/30

36/72 is smaller than 35/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 30 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 30 × 12 = 360,
    35/30 = 35 × 12/30 × 12 = 420/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/360 < 420/360 or 36/72 < 35/30

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