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Compare 6/28 and 90/36

1st number: 6/28, 2nd number: 2 18/36

6/28 is smaller than 90/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 36 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 9 = 252,
    6/28 = 6 × 9/28 × 9 = 54/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    90/36 = 90 × 7/36 × 7 = 630/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/252 < 630/252 or 6/28 < 90/36

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