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Compare 84/63 and 70/36

1st number: 1 21/63, 2nd number: 1 34/36

84/63 is smaller than 70/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 36 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    84/63 = 84 × 4/63 × 4 = 336/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    70/36 = 70 × 7/36 × 7 = 490/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/252 < 490/252 or 84/63 < 70/36

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