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Compare 21/18 and 5/32

1st number: 1 3/18, 2nd number: 5/32

21/18 is greater than 5/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 32 is 288
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 16 = 288,
    21/18 = 21 × 16/18 × 16 = 336/288
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 9 = 288,
    5/32 = 5 × 9/32 × 9 = 45/288
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/288 > 45/288 or 21/18 > 5/32

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