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Compare 7/20 and 7/36

7/20 is greater than 7/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    7/20 = 7 × 9/20 × 9 = 63/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    7/36 = 7 × 5/36 × 5 = 35/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/180 > 35/180 or 7/20 > 7/36

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