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Compare 36/8 and 8/27

1st number: 4 4/8, 2nd number: 8/27

36/8 is greater than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    36/8 = 36 × 27/8 × 27 = 972/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    8/27 = 8 × 8/27 × 8 = 64/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 972/216 > 64/216 or 36/8 > 8/27

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