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Compare 63/84 and 54/24

1st number: 63/84, 2nd number: 2 6/24

63/84 is smaller than 54/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 24 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    63/84 = 63 × 2/84 × 2 = 126/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    54/24 = 54 × 7/24 × 7 = 378/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/168 < 378/168 or 63/84 < 54/24

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