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Compare 90/6 and 72/30

1st number: 15 0/6, 2nd number: 2 12/30

90/6 is greater than 72/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 30 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    90/6 = 90 × 5/6 × 5 = 450/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    72/30 = 72 × 1/30 × 1 = 72/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/30 > 72/30 or 90/6 > 72/30

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