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Compare 2/63 and 8/4

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

2/63 is smaller than 8/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 4 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    2/63 = 2 × 4/63 × 4 = 8/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 63 = 252,
    8/4 = 8 × 63/4 × 63 = 504/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/252 < 504/252 or 2/63 < 8/4

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