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Compare 21/10 and 7/3

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

21/10 is smaller than 7/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 3 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    21/10 = 21 × 3/10 × 3 = 63/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 10 = 30,
    7/3 = 7 × 10/3 × 10 = 70/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/30 < 70/30 or 21/10 < 7/3

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