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Compare 63/36 and 81/7

1st number: 1 27/36, 2nd number: 11 4/7

63/36 is smaller than 81/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 7 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    63/36 = 63 × 7/36 × 7 = 441/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 36 = 252,
    81/7 = 81 × 36/7 × 36 = 2916/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 441/252 < 2916/252 or 63/36 < 81/7

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