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Compare 21/6 and 2/49

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 2/49

21/6 is greater than 2/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 49 = 294,
    21/6 = 21 × 49/6 × 49 = 1029/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    2/49 = 2 × 6/49 × 6 = 12/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1029/294 > 12/294 or 21/6 > 2/49

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