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Compare 5/21 and 24/6

1st number: 5/21, 2nd number: 4 0/6

5/21 is smaller than 24/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 6 is 42

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    5/21 = 5 × 2/21 × 2 = 10/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    24/6 = 24 × 7/6 × 7 = 168/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/42 < 168/42 or 5/21 < 24/6

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