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Compare 63/20 and 45/24

1st number: 3 3/20, 2nd number: 1 21/24

63/20 is greater than 45/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 24 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    63/20 = 63 × 6/20 × 6 = 378/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    45/24 = 45 × 5/24 × 5 = 225/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 378/120 > 225/120 or 63/20 > 45/24

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