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Compare 63/45 and 54/12

1st number: 1 18/45, 2nd number: 4 6/12

63/45 is smaller than 54/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 12 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    63/45 = 63 × 4/45 × 4 = 252/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 15 = 180,
    54/12 = 54 × 15/12 × 15 = 810/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/180 < 810/180 or 63/45 < 54/12

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