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Compare 1/21 and 2/6

1/21 is smaller than 2/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    1/21 = 1 × 2/21 × 2 = 2/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    2/6 = 2 × 7/6 × 7 = 14/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/42 < 14/42 or 1/21 < 2/6

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