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Compare 30/14 and 21/63

1st number: 2 2/14, 2nd number: 21/63

30/14 is greater than 21/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 63 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    30/14 = 30 × 9/14 × 9 = 270/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    21/63 = 21 × 2/63 × 2 = 42/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/126 > 42/126 or 30/14 > 21/63

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