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Compare 21/6 and 2/54

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 2/54

21/6 is greater than 2/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 9 = 54,
    21/6 = 21 × 9/6 × 9 = 189/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    2/54 = 2 × 1/54 × 1 = 2/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 189/54 > 2/54 or 21/6 > 2/54

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