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Compare 36/84 and 30/15

1st number: 36/84, 2nd number: 2 0/15

36/84 is smaller than 30/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 15 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    36/84 = 36 × 5/84 × 5 = 180/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 28 = 420,
    30/15 = 30 × 28/15 × 28 = 840/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/420 < 840/420 or 36/84 < 30/15

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