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Compare 1/7 and 63/24

1st number: 1/7, 2nd number: 2 15/24

1/7 is smaller than 63/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    1/7 = 1 × 24/7 × 24 = 24/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    63/24 = 63 × 7/24 × 7 = 441/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/168 < 441/168 or 1/7 < 63/24

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