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Compare 36/72 and 60/15

1st number: 36/72, 2nd number: 4 0/15

36/72 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 15 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 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,
    60/15 = 60 × 24/15 × 24 = 1440/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/360 < 1440/360 or 36/72 < 60/15

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