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Compare 10/2 and 9/21

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 9/21

10/2 is greater than 9/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    10/2 = 10 × 21/2 × 21 = 210/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    9/21 = 9 × 2/21 × 2 = 18/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/42 > 18/42 or 10/2 > 9/21

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