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Compare 21/6 and 21/3

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 7 0/3

21/6 is smaller than 21/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    21/6 = 21 × 1/6 × 1 = 21/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    21/3 = 21 × 2/3 × 2 = 42/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/6 < 42/6 or 21/6 < 21/3

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