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Compare 84/25 and 21/63

1st number: 3 9/25, 2nd number: 21/63

84/25 is greater than 21/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 63 is 1575

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1575
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 63 = 1575,
    84/25 = 84 × 63/25 × 63 = 5292/1575
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 25 = 1575,
    21/63 = 21 × 25/63 × 25 = 525/1575
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5292/1575 > 525/1575 or 84/25 > 21/63

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