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Compare 12/4 and 90/36

1st number: 3 0/4, 2nd number: 2 18/36

12/4 is greater than 90/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    12/4 = 12 × 9/4 × 9 = 108/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    90/36 = 90 × 1/36 × 1 = 90/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/36 > 90/36 or 12/4 > 90/36

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