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Compare 70/36 and 2/45

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 2/45

70/36 is greater than 2/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    70/36 = 70 × 5/36 × 5 = 350/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    2/45 = 2 × 4/45 × 4 = 8/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/180 > 8/180 or 70/36 > 2/45

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