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Compare 90/84 and 72/6

1st number: 1 6/84, 2nd number: 12 0/6

90/84 is smaller than 72/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 6 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    90/84 = 90 × 1/84 × 1 = 90/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    72/6 = 72 × 14/6 × 14 = 1008/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/84 < 1008/84 or 90/84 < 72/6

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