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Compare 21/90 and 56/35

1st number: 21/90, 2nd number: 1 21/35

21/90 is smaller than 56/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 35 is 630

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 7 = 630,
    21/90 = 21 × 7/90 × 7 = 147/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 18 = 630,
    56/35 = 56 × 18/35 × 18 = 1008/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 147/630 < 1008/630 or 21/90 < 56/35

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