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Compare 21/15 and 2/54

1st number: 1 6/15, 2nd number: 2/54

21/15 is greater than 2/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 54 is 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 18 = 270,
    21/15 = 21 × 18/15 × 18 = 378/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    2/54 = 2 × 5/54 × 5 = 10/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 378/270 > 10/270 or 21/15 > 2/54

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