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Compare 90/18 and 72/6

1st number: 5 0/18, 2nd number: 12 0/6

90/18 is smaller than 72/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 6 is 18

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    90/18 = 90 × 1/18 × 1 = 90/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    72/6 = 72 × 3/6 × 3 = 216/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/18 < 216/18 or 90/18 < 72/6

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