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Compare 21/30 and 56/60

21/30 is smaller than 56/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    21/30 = 21 × 2/30 × 2 = 42/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    56/60 = 56 × 1/60 × 1 = 56/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/60 < 56/60 or 21/30 < 56/60

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