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Compare 7/63 and 48/40

1st number: 7/63, 2nd number: 1 8/40

7/63 is smaller than 48/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 40 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 40 = 2520,
    7/63 = 7 × 40/63 × 40 = 280/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 63 = 2520,
    48/40 = 48 × 63/40 × 63 = 3024/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/2520 < 3024/2520 or 7/63 < 48/40

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