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Compare 90/36 and 40/56

1st number: 2 18/36, 2nd number: 40/56

90/36 is greater than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 56 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 14 = 504,
    90/36 = 90 × 14/36 × 14 = 1260/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    40/56 = 40 × 9/56 × 9 = 360/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1260/504 > 360/504 or 90/36 > 40/56

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