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Compare 12/63 and 81/50

1st number: 12/63, 2nd number: 1 31/50

12/63 is smaller than 81/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 50 is 3150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 50 = 3150,
    12/63 = 12 × 50/63 × 50 = 600/3150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 63 = 3150,
    81/50 = 81 × 63/50 × 63 = 5103/3150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/3150 < 5103/3150 or 12/63 < 81/50

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