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Compare 80/2 and 72/63

1st number: 40 0/2, 2nd number: 1 9/63

80/2 is greater than 72/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 63 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 63 = 126,
    80/2 = 80 × 63/2 × 63 = 5040/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    72/63 = 72 × 2/63 × 2 = 144/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5040/126 > 144/126 or 80/2 > 72/63

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