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Compare 20/98 and 72/63

1st number: 20/98, 2nd number: 1 9/63

20/98 is smaller than 72/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 63 is 882

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 9 = 882,
    20/98 = 20 × 9/98 × 9 = 180/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 14 = 882,
    72/63 = 72 × 14/63 × 14 = 1008/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/882 < 1008/882 or 20/98 < 72/63

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