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Compare 21/54 and 5/16

21/54 is greater than 5/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 16 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 8 = 432,
    21/54 = 21 × 8/54 × 8 = 168/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    5/16 = 5 × 27/16 × 27 = 135/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/432 > 135/432 or 21/54 > 5/16

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