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Compare 60/42 and 96/63

1st number: 1 18/42, 2nd number: 1 33/63

60/42 is smaller than 96/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 63 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    60/42 = 60 × 3/42 × 3 = 180/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    96/63 = 96 × 2/63 × 2 = 192/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/126 < 192/126 or 60/42 < 96/63

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