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Compare 90/84 and 40/56

1st number: 1 6/84, 2nd number: 40/56

90/84 is greater than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 56 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    90/84 = 90 × 2/84 × 2 = 180/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    40/56 = 40 × 3/56 × 3 = 120/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/168 > 120/168 or 90/84 > 40/56

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