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Compare 12/8 and 8/63

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

12/8 is greater than 8/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 63 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 63 = 504,
    12/8 = 12 × 63/8 × 63 = 756/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    8/63 = 8 × 8/63 × 8 = 64/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/504 > 64/504 or 12/8 > 8/63

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