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Compare 90/15 and 72/6

1st number: 6 0/15, 2nd number: 12 0/6

90/15 is smaller than 72/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    90/15 = 90 × 2/15 × 2 = 180/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    72/6 = 72 × 5/6 × 5 = 360/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/30 < 360/30 or 90/15 < 72/6

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