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Compare 25/12 and 5/63

1st number: 2 1/12, 2nd number: 5/63

25/12 is greater than 5/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 63 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 21 = 252,
    25/12 = 25 × 21/12 × 21 = 525/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    5/63 = 5 × 4/63 × 4 = 20/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/252 > 20/252 or 25/12 > 5/63

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