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Compare 90/63 and 50/40

1st number: 1 27/63, 2nd number: 1 10/40

90/63 is greater than 50/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 40 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 40 = 2520,
    90/63 = 90 × 40/63 × 40 = 3600/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 63 = 2520,
    50/40 = 50 × 63/40 × 63 = 3150/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3600/2520 > 3150/2520 or 90/63 > 50/40

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