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Compare 40/36 and 20/30

1st number: 1 4/36, 2nd number: 20/30

40/36 is greater than 20/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 30 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    40/36 = 40 × 5/36 × 5 = 200/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 6 = 180,
    20/30 = 20 × 6/30 × 6 = 120/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/180 > 120/180 or 40/36 > 20/30

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