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Compare 36/98 and 20/56

36/98 is greater than 20/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 56 is 392

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 4 = 392,
    36/98 = 36 × 4/98 × 4 = 144/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 7 = 392,
    20/56 = 20 × 7/56 × 7 = 140/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/392 > 140/392 or 36/98 > 20/56

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