Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 90/56 and 1/70

1st number: 1 34/56, 2nd number: 1/70

90/56 is greater than 1/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 70 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    90/56 = 90 × 5/56 × 5 = 450/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    1/70 = 1 × 4/70 × 4 = 4/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/280 > 4/280 or 90/56 > 1/70

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com