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Compare 36/8 and 56/45

1st number: 4 4/8, 2nd number: 1 11/45

36/8 is greater than 56/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    36/8 = 36 × 45/8 × 45 = 1620/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    56/45 = 56 × 8/45 × 8 = 448/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1620/360 > 448/360 or 36/8 > 56/45

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