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Compare 72/63 and 18/70

1st number: 1 9/63, 2nd number: 18/70

72/63 is greater than 18/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 70 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 10 = 630,
    72/63 = 72 × 10/63 × 10 = 720/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    18/70 = 18 × 9/70 × 9 = 162/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/630 > 162/630 or 72/63 > 18/70

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