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Compare 4/63 and 45/20

1st number: 4/63, 2nd number: 2 5/20

4/63 is smaller than 45/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 20 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 20 = 1260,
    4/63 = 4 × 20/63 × 20 = 80/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 63 = 1260,
    45/20 = 45 × 63/20 × 63 = 2835/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/1260 < 2835/1260 or 4/63 < 45/20

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