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Compare 90/16 and 56/72

1st number: 5 10/16, 2nd number: 56/72

90/16 is greater than 56/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 72 is 144

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    90/16 = 90 × 9/16 × 9 = 810/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    56/72 = 56 × 2/72 × 2 = 112/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/144 > 112/144 or 90/16 > 56/72

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