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Compare 63/54 and 54/12

1st number: 1 9/54, 2nd number: 4 6/12

63/54 is smaller than 54/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 12 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    63/54 = 63 × 2/54 × 2 = 126/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 9 = 108,
    54/12 = 54 × 9/12 × 9 = 486/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/108 < 486/108 or 63/54 < 54/12

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