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Compare 90/16 and 40/56

1st number: 5 10/16, 2nd number: 40/56

90/16 is greater than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 56 is 112

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    90/16 = 90 × 7/16 × 7 = 630/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 2 = 112,
    40/56 = 40 × 2/56 × 2 = 80/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/112 > 80/112 or 90/16 > 40/56

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