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Compare 7/63 and 72/4

1st number: 7/63, 2nd number: 18 0/4

7/63 is smaller than 72/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 4 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    7/63 = 7 × 4/63 × 4 = 28/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 63 = 252,
    72/4 = 72 × 63/4 × 63 = 4536/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/252 < 4536/252 or 7/63 < 72/4

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