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Compare 63/54 and 54/72

1st number: 1 9/54, 2nd number: 54/72

63/54 is greater than 54/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 72 is 216

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    63/54 = 63 × 4/54 × 4 = 252/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 3 = 216,
    54/72 = 54 × 3/72 × 3 = 162/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/216 > 162/216 or 63/54 > 54/72

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