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Compare 7/3 and 2/36

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2/36

7/3 is greater than 2/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 12 = 36,
    7/3 = 7 × 12/3 × 12 = 84/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    2/36 = 2 × 1/36 × 1 = 2/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/36 > 2/36 or 7/3 > 2/36

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