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Compare 12/24 and 2/63

12/24 is greater than 2/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 63 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 21 = 504,
    12/24 = 12 × 21/24 × 21 = 252/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    2/63 = 2 × 8/63 × 8 = 16/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/504 > 16/504 or 12/24 > 2/63

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