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Compare 90/84 and 56/36

1st number: 1 6/84, 2nd number: 1 20/36

90/84 is smaller than 56/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 36 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    90/84 = 90 × 3/84 × 3 = 270/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    56/36 = 56 × 7/36 × 7 = 392/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/252 < 392/252 or 90/84 < 56/36

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