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Compare 90/12 and 14/16

1st number: 7 6/12, 2nd number: 14/16

90/12 is greater than 14/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    90/12 = 90 × 4/12 × 4 = 360/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    14/16 = 14 × 3/16 × 3 = 42/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/48 > 42/48 or 90/12 > 14/16

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