Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 40/45 and 8/90

40/45 is greater than 8/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 90 is 90

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    40/45 = 40 × 2/45 × 2 = 80/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    8/90 = 8 × 1/90 × 1 = 8/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/90 > 8/90 or 40/45 > 8/90

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com