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Compare 45/36 and 81/60

1st number: 1 9/36, 2nd number: 1 21/60

45/36 is smaller than 81/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 60 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    45/36 = 45 × 5/36 × 5 = 225/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    81/60 = 81 × 3/60 × 3 = 243/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/180 < 243/180 or 45/36 < 81/60

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