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Compare 63/84 and 54/36

1st number: 63/84, 2nd number: 1 18/36

63/84 is smaller than 54/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 36 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    63/84 = 63 × 3/84 × 3 = 189/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    54/36 = 54 × 7/36 × 7 = 378/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 189/252 < 378/252 or 63/84 < 54/36

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