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Compare 63/12 and 81/7

1st number: 5 3/12, 2nd number: 11 4/7

63/12 is smaller than 81/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 7 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    63/12 = 63 × 7/12 × 7 = 441/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 12 = 84,
    81/7 = 81 × 12/7 × 12 = 972/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 441/84 < 972/84 or 63/12 < 81/7

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