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Compare 90/36 and 56/54

1st number: 2 18/36, 2nd number: 1 2/54

90/36 is greater than 56/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 54 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    90/36 = 90 × 3/36 × 3 = 270/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    56/54 = 56 × 2/54 × 2 = 112/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/108 > 112/108 or 90/36 > 56/54

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