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Compare 1/21 and 56/25

1st number: 1/21, 2nd number: 2 6/25

1/21 is smaller than 56/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 25 is 525

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 525
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 25 = 525,
    1/21 = 1 × 25/21 × 25 = 25/525
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 21 = 525,
    56/25 = 56 × 21/25 × 21 = 1176/525
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/525 < 1176/525 or 1/21 < 56/25

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