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Compare 72/2 and 20/80

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 20/80

72/2 is greater than 20/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 80 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 40 = 80,
    72/2 = 72 × 40/2 × 40 = 2880/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    20/80 = 20 × 1/80 × 1 = 20/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2880/80 > 20/80 or 72/2 > 20/80

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