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Compare 90/3 and 72/54

1st number: 30 0/3, 2nd number: 1 18/54

90/3 is greater than 72/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 54 is 54

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 18 = 54,
    90/3 = 90 × 18/3 × 18 = 1620/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    72/54 = 72 × 1/54 × 1 = 72/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1620/54 > 72/54 or 90/3 > 72/54

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