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Compare 6/36 and 54/25

1st number: 6/36, 2nd number: 2 4/25

6/36 is smaller than 54/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 25 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 25 × 36 = 900,
    54/25 = 54 × 36/25 × 36 = 1944/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/900 < 1944/900 or 6/36 < 54/25

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