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Compare 7/36 and 14/80

7/36 is greater than 14/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 20 = 720,
    7/36 = 7 × 20/36 × 20 = 140/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    14/80 = 14 × 9/80 × 9 = 126/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/720 > 126/720 or 7/36 > 14/80

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