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Compare 50/63 and 84/40

1st number: 50/63, 2nd number: 2 4/40

50/63 is smaller than 84/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 40 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 40 = 2520,
    50/63 = 50 × 40/63 × 40 = 2000/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 63 = 2520,
    84/40 = 84 × 63/40 × 63 = 5292/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2000/2520 < 5292/2520 or 50/63 < 84/40

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