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Compare 50/15 and 3/36

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 3/36

50/15 is greater than 3/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 12 = 180,
    50/15 = 50 × 12/15 × 12 = 600/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    3/36 = 3 × 5/36 × 5 = 15/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/180 > 15/180 or 50/15 > 3/36

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