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Compare 6/36 and 18/75

6/36 is smaller than 18/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 75 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    6/36 = 6 × 25/36 × 25 = 150/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 12 = 900,
    18/75 = 18 × 12/75 × 12 = 216/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/900 < 216/900 or 6/36 < 18/75

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