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Compare 36/4 and 90/45

1st number: 9 0/4, 2nd number: 2 0/45

36/4 is greater than 90/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 45 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 45 = 180,
    36/4 = 36 × 45/4 × 45 = 1620/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    90/45 = 90 × 4/45 × 4 = 360/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1620/180 > 360/180 or 36/4 > 90/45

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