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Compare 36/40 and 56/90

36/40 is greater than 56/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 90 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    36/40 = 36 × 9/40 × 9 = 324/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    56/90 = 56 × 4/90 × 4 = 224/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/360 > 224/360 or 36/40 > 56/90

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