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Compare 90/12 and 56/72

1st number: 7 6/12, 2nd number: 56/72

90/12 is greater than 56/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 72 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 6 = 72,
    90/12 = 90 × 6/12 × 6 = 540/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    56/72 = 56 × 1/72 × 1 = 56/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/72 > 56/72 or 90/12 > 56/72

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