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Compare 40/16 and 72/63

1st number: 2 8/16, 2nd number: 1 9/63

40/16 is greater than 72/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 63 is 1008

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 63 = 1008,
    40/16 = 40 × 63/16 × 63 = 2520/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    72/63 = 72 × 16/63 × 16 = 1152/1008
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2520/1008 > 1152/1008 or 40/16 > 72/63

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