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Compare 36/28 and 90/15

1st number: 1 8/28, 2nd number: 6 0/15

36/28 is smaller than 90/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 15 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 15 = 420,
    36/28 = 36 × 15/28 × 15 = 540/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 28 = 420,
    90/15 = 90 × 28/15 × 28 = 2520/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/420 < 2520/420 or 36/28 < 90/15

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