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Compare 75/36 and 5/98

1st number: 2 3/36, 2nd number: 5/98

75/36 is greater than 5/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 98 is 1764
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 49 = 1764,
    75/36 = 75 × 49/36 × 49 = 3675/1764
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 18 = 1764,
    5/98 = 5 × 18/98 × 18 = 90/1764
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3675/1764 > 90/1764 or 75/36 > 5/98

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