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Compare 36/63 and 90/42

1st number: 36/63, 2nd number: 2 6/42

36/63 is smaller than 90/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 42 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    36/63 = 36 × 2/63 × 2 = 72/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    90/42 = 90 × 3/42 × 3 = 270/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/126 < 270/126 or 36/63 < 90/42

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