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Compare 21/14 and 10/36

1st number: 1 7/14, 2nd number: 10/36

21/14 is greater than 10/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 18 = 252,
    21/14 = 21 × 18/14 × 18 = 378/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    10/36 = 10 × 7/36 × 7 = 70/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 378/252 > 70/252 or 21/14 > 10/36

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