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Compare 1/7 and 63/72

1/7 is smaller than 63/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 72 = 504,
    1/7 = 1 × 72/7 × 72 = 72/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    63/72 = 63 × 7/72 × 7 = 441/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/504 < 441/504 or 1/7 < 63/72

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