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Compare 36/16 and 56/90

1st number: 2 4/16, 2nd number: 56/90

36/16 is greater than 56/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 90 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    36/16 = 36 × 45/16 × 45 = 1620/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 8 = 720,
    56/90 = 56 × 8/90 × 8 = 448/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1620/720 > 448/720 or 36/16 > 56/90

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