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Compare 30/60 and 21/10

1st number: 30/60, 2nd number: 2 1/10

30/60 is smaller than 21/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 10 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    30/60 = 30 × 1/60 × 1 = 30/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    21/10 = 21 × 6/10 × 6 = 126/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/60 < 126/60 or 30/60 < 21/10

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