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Compare 21/84 and 60/6

1st number: 21/84, 2nd number: 10 0/6

21/84 is smaller than 60/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 6 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    21/84 = 21 × 1/84 × 1 = 21/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    60/6 = 60 × 14/6 × 14 = 840/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/84 < 840/84 or 21/84 < 60/6

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