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Compare 21/84 and 56/30

1st number: 21/84, 2nd number: 1 26/30

21/84 is smaller than 56/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 30 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    21/84 = 21 × 5/84 × 5 = 105/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    56/30 = 56 × 14/30 × 14 = 784/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/420 < 784/420 or 21/84 < 56/30

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