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Compare 50/60 and 80/63

1st number: 50/60, 2nd number: 1 17/63

50/60 is smaller than 80/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 63 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 21 = 1260,
    50/60 = 50 × 21/60 × 21 = 1050/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 20 = 1260,
    80/63 = 80 × 20/63 × 20 = 1600/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/1260 < 1600/1260 or 50/60 < 80/63

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