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Compare 7/15 and 2/36

7/15 is greater than 2/36

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,
    7/15 = 7 × 12/15 × 12 = 84/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    2/36 = 2 × 5/36 × 5 = 10/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/180 > 10/180 or 7/15 > 2/36

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