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Compare 90/6 and 72/18

1st number: 15 0/6, 2nd number: 4 0/18

90/6 is greater than 72/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 is 18

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    90/6 = 90 × 3/6 × 3 = 270/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    72/18 = 72 × 1/18 × 1 = 72/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/18 > 72/18 or 90/6 > 72/18

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