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Compare 90/72 and 40/56

1st number: 1 18/72, 2nd number: 40/56

90/72 is greater than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 56 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    90/72 = 90 × 7/72 × 7 = 630/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    40/56 = 40 × 9/56 × 9 = 360/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/504 > 360/504 or 90/72 > 40/56

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