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Compare 36/80 and 90/15

1st number: 36/80, 2nd number: 6 0/15

36/80 is smaller than 90/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 15 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    36/80 = 36 × 3/80 × 3 = 108/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    90/15 = 90 × 16/15 × 16 = 1440/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/240 < 1440/240 or 36/80 < 90/15

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