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Compare 21/9 and 56/14

1st number: 2 3/9, 2nd number: 4 0/14

21/9 is smaller than 56/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 14 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    21/9 = 21 × 14/9 × 14 = 294/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    56/14 = 56 × 9/14 × 9 = 504/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/126 < 504/126 or 21/9 < 56/14

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