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Compare 40/8 and 72/63

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 1 9/63

40/8 is greater than 72/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 63 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 63 = 504,
    40/8 = 40 × 63/8 × 63 = 2520/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    72/63 = 72 × 8/63 × 8 = 576/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2520/504 > 576/504 or 40/8 > 72/63

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