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Compare 12/4 and 8/63

1st number: 3 0/4, 2nd number: 8/63

12/4 is greater than 8/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 63 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 63 = 252,
    12/4 = 12 × 63/4 × 63 = 756/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    8/63 = 8 × 4/63 × 4 = 32/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/252 > 32/252 or 12/4 > 8/63

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