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Compare 21/24 and 56/6

1st number: 21/24, 2nd number: 9 2/6

21/24 is smaller than 56/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 6 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    21/24 = 21 × 1/24 × 1 = 21/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    56/6 = 56 × 4/6 × 4 = 224/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/24 < 224/24 or 21/24 < 56/6

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