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Compare 21/60 and 56/6

1st number: 21/60, 2nd number: 9 2/6

21/60 is smaller than 56/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 6 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    21/60 = 21 × 1/60 × 1 = 21/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    56/6 = 56 × 10/6 × 10 = 560/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/60 < 560/60 or 21/60 < 56/6

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