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Compare 63/9 and 54/72

1st number: 7 0/9, 2nd number: 54/72

63/9 is greater than 54/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 72 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    63/9 = 63 × 8/9 × 8 = 504/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    54/72 = 54 × 1/72 × 1 = 54/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/72 > 54/72 or 63/9 > 54/72

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