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Compare 3/20 and 16/63

3/20 is smaller than 16/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 63 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 63 = 1260,
    3/20 = 3 × 63/20 × 63 = 189/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 20 = 1260,
    16/63 = 16 × 20/63 × 20 = 320/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 189/1260 < 320/1260 or 3/20 < 16/63

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