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Compare 1/6 and 21/48

1/6 is smaller than 21/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    1/6 = 1 × 8/6 × 8 = 8/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    21/48 = 21 × 1/48 × 1 = 21/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/48 < 21/48 or 1/6 < 21/48

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