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Compare 21/9 and 2/54

1st number: 2 3/9, 2nd number: 2/54

21/9 is greater than 2/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 6 = 54,
    21/9 = 21 × 6/9 × 6 = 126/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    2/54 = 2 × 1/54 × 1 = 2/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/54 > 2/54 or 21/9 > 2/54

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