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Compare 36/84 and 45/6

1st number: 36/84, 2nd number: 7 3/6

36/84 is smaller than 45/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 6 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    36/84 = 36 × 1/84 × 1 = 36/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    45/6 = 45 × 14/6 × 14 = 630/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/84 < 630/84 or 36/84 < 45/6

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