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Compare 1/6 and 21/32

1/6 is smaller than 21/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 32 is 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 16 = 96,
    1/6 = 1 × 16/6 × 16 = 16/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    21/32 = 21 × 3/32 × 3 = 63/96
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/96 < 63/96 or 1/6 < 21/32

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