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Compare 63/18 and 54/12

1st number: 3 9/18, 2nd number: 4 6/12

63/18 is smaller than 54/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 12 is 36

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    63/18 = 63 × 2/18 × 2 = 126/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    54/12 = 54 × 3/12 × 3 = 162/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/36 < 162/36 or 63/18 < 54/12

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