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Compare 36/72 and 8/36

36/72 is greater than 8/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    36/72 = 36 × 1/72 × 1 = 36/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    8/36 = 8 × 2/36 × 2 = 16/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/72 > 16/72 or 36/72 > 8/36

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