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Compare 70/36 and 2/18

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 2/18

70/36 is greater than 2/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    70/36 = 70 × 1/36 × 1 = 70/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    2/18 = 2 × 2/18 × 2 = 4/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/36 > 4/36 or 70/36 > 2/18

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