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636 is smaller than 527

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 36 and 27 is**108**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108 - For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,

636 = 6 × 336 × 3 = 18108 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,

527 = 5 × 427 × 4 = 20108 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 18108 < 20108 or 636 < 527

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