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Compare 30/84 and 56/21

1st number: 30/84, 2nd number: 2 14/21

30/84 is smaller than 56/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 21 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    30/84 = 30 × 1/84 × 1 = 30/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,
    56/21 = 56 × 4/21 × 4 = 224/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/84 < 224/84 or 30/84 < 56/21

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