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Compare 1/7 and 63/48

1st number: 1/7, 2nd number: 1 15/48

1/7 is smaller than 63/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 48 = 336,
    1/7 = 1 × 48/7 × 48 = 48/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    63/48 = 63 × 7/48 × 7 = 441/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/336 < 441/336 or 1/7 < 63/48

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