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Compare 36/8 and 8/72

1st number: 4 4/8, 2nd number: 8/72

36/8 is greater than 8/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    36/8 = 36 × 9/8 × 9 = 324/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    8/72 = 8 × 1/72 × 1 = 8/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/72 > 8/72 or 36/8 > 8/72

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