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Compare 21/6 and 10/32

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 10/32

21/6 is greater than 10/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 32 is 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 16 = 96,
    21/6 = 21 × 16/6 × 16 = 336/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    10/32 = 10 × 3/32 × 3 = 30/96
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/96 > 30/96 or 21/6 > 10/32

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