Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 12/36 and 90/25

1st number: 12/36, 2nd number: 3 15/25

12/36 is smaller than 90/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 25 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    12/36 = 12 × 25/36 × 25 = 300/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 36 = 900,
    90/25 = 90 × 36/25 × 36 = 3240/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/900 < 3240/900 or 12/36 < 90/25

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com