Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 90/4 and 56/72

1st number: 22 2/4, 2nd number: 56/72

90/4 is greater than 56/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 72 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 18 = 72,
    90/4 = 90 × 18/4 × 18 = 1620/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    56/72 = 56 × 1/72 × 1 = 56/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1620/72 > 56/72 or 90/4 > 56/72

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com