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Compare 54/63 and 90/48

1st number: 54/63, 2nd number: 1 42/48

54/63 is smaller than 90/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 48 is 1008

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    54/63 = 54 × 16/63 × 16 = 864/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 21 = 1008,
    90/48 = 90 × 21/48 × 21 = 1890/1008
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/1008 < 1890/1008 or 54/63 < 90/48

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