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Compare 36/24 and 63/20

1st number: 1 12/24, 2nd number: 3 3/20

36/24 is smaller than 63/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 20 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    36/24 = 36 × 5/24 × 5 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    63/20 = 63 × 6/20 × 6 = 378/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/120 < 378/120 or 36/24 < 63/20

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