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Compare 20/56 and 72/63

1st number: 20/56, 2nd number: 1 9/63

20/56 is smaller than 72/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 63 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    20/56 = 20 × 9/56 × 9 = 180/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    72/63 = 72 × 8/63 × 8 = 576/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/504 < 576/504 or 20/56 < 72/63

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