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Compare 56/40 and 90/27

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 3 9/27

56/40 is smaller than 90/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    56/40 = 56 × 27/40 × 27 = 1512/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    90/27 = 90 × 40/27 × 40 = 3600/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/1080 < 3600/1080 or 56/40 < 90/27

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