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Compare 75/36 and 35/14

1st number: 2 3/36, 2nd number: 2 7/14

75/36 is smaller than 35/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 14 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    75/36 = 75 × 7/36 × 7 = 525/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 18 = 252,
    35/14 = 35 × 18/14 × 18 = 630/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/252 < 630/252 or 75/36 < 35/14

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