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Compare 63/2 and 9/24

1st number: 31 1/2, 2nd number: 9/24

63/2 is greater than 9/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    63/2 = 63 × 12/2 × 12 = 756/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    9/24 = 9 × 1/24 × 1 = 9/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/24 > 9/24 or 63/2 > 9/24

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