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Compare 2/10 and 24/21

1st number: 2/10, 2nd number: 1 3/21

2/10 is smaller than 24/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 21 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,
    2/10 = 2 × 21/10 × 21 = 42/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 10 = 210,
    24/21 = 24 × 10/21 × 10 = 240/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/210 < 240/210 or 2/10 < 24/21

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