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Compare 72/4 and 90/75

1st number: 18 0/4, 2nd number: 1 15/75

72/4 is greater than 90/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 75 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 75 = 300,
    72/4 = 72 × 75/4 × 75 = 5400/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 4 = 300,
    90/75 = 90 × 4/75 × 4 = 360/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5400/300 > 360/300 or 72/4 > 90/75

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