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Compare 21/20 and 7/3

1st number: 1 1/20, 2nd number: 2 1/3

21/20 is smaller than 7/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 3 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    21/20 = 21 × 3/20 × 3 = 63/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    7/3 = 7 × 20/3 × 20 = 140/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/60 < 140/60 or 21/20 < 7/3

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