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Compare 50/12 and 64/63

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 1 1/63

50/12 is greater than 64/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 63 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 21 = 252,
    50/12 = 50 × 21/12 × 21 = 1050/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    64/63 = 64 × 4/63 × 4 = 256/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/252 > 256/252 or 50/12 > 64/63

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