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Compare 36/80 and 8/36

36/80 is greater than 8/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 36 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    36/80 = 36 × 9/80 × 9 = 324/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 20 = 720,
    8/36 = 8 × 20/36 × 20 = 160/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/720 > 160/720 or 36/80 > 8/36

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