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Compare 21/6 and 5/56

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 5/56

21/6 is greater than 5/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    21/6 = 21 × 28/6 × 28 = 588/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    5/56 = 5 × 3/56 × 3 = 15/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 588/168 > 15/168 or 21/6 > 5/56

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