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Compare 90/72 and 60/54

1st number: 1 18/72, 2nd number: 1 6/54

90/72 is greater than 60/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 54 is 216

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 3 = 216,
    90/72 = 90 × 3/72 × 3 = 270/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    60/54 = 60 × 4/54 × 4 = 240/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/216 > 240/216 or 90/72 > 60/54

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