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Compare 36/80 and 15/5

1st number: 36/80, 2nd number: 3 0/5

36/80 is smaller than 15/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 5 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    36/80 = 36 × 1/80 × 1 = 36/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    15/5 = 15 × 16/5 × 16 = 240/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/80 < 240/80 or 36/80 < 15/5

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