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Compare 21/28 and 7/3

1st number: 21/28, 2nd number: 2 1/3

21/28 is smaller than 7/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 3 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    21/28 = 21 × 3/28 × 3 = 63/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 28 = 84,
    7/3 = 7 × 28/3 × 28 = 196/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/84 < 196/84 or 21/28 < 7/3

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