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Compare 63/12 and 56/6

1st number: 5 3/12, 2nd number: 9 2/6

63/12 is smaller than 56/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    63/12 = 63 × 1/12 × 1 = 63/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    56/6 = 56 × 2/6 × 2 = 112/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/12 < 112/12 or 63/12 < 56/6

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