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Compare 21/3 and 10/18

1st number: 7 0/3, 2nd number: 10/18

21/3 is greater than 10/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    21/3 = 21 × 6/3 × 6 = 126/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    10/18 = 10 × 1/18 × 1 = 10/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/18 > 10/18 or 21/3 > 10/18

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