Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 12/63 and 9/20

12/63 is smaller than 9/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 20 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 20 = 1260,
    12/63 = 12 × 20/63 × 20 = 240/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 63 = 1260,
    9/20 = 9 × 63/20 × 63 = 567/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/1260 < 567/1260 or 12/63 < 9/20

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com