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Compare 1/72 and 5/63

1/72 is smaller than 5/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 63 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    1/72 = 1 × 7/72 × 7 = 7/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    5/63 = 5 × 8/63 × 8 = 40/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/504 < 40/504 or 1/72 < 5/63

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