Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 30/6 and 21/49

1st number: 5 0/6, 2nd number: 21/49

30/6 is greater than 21/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 49 = 294,
    30/6 = 30 × 49/6 × 49 = 1470/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    21/49 = 21 × 6/49 × 6 = 126/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/294 > 126/294 or 30/6 > 21/49

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com