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Compare 12/72 and 14/90

12/72 is greater than 14/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 90 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    12/72 = 12 × 5/72 × 5 = 60/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    14/90 = 14 × 4/90 × 4 = 56/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/360 > 56/360 or 12/72 > 14/90

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