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Compare 90/56 and 56/36

1st number: 1 34/56, 2nd number: 1 20/36

90/56 is greater than 56/36

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    90/56 = 90 × 9/56 × 9 = 810/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 14 = 504,
    56/36 = 56 × 14/36 × 14 = 784/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/504 > 784/504 or 90/56 > 56/36

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