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Compare 90/6 and 72/12

1st number: 15 0/6, 2nd number: 6 0/12

90/6 is greater than 72/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    90/6 = 90 × 2/6 × 2 = 180/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    72/12 = 72 × 1/12 × 1 = 72/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/12 > 72/12 or 90/6 > 72/12

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