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Compare 36/84 and 60/45

1st number: 36/84, 2nd number: 1 15/45

36/84 is smaller than 60/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 45 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    36/84 = 36 × 15/84 × 15 = 540/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 28 = 1260,
    60/45 = 60 × 28/45 × 28 = 1680/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/1260 < 1680/1260 or 36/84 < 60/45

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