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Compare 56/10 and 54/21

1st number: 5 6/10, 2nd number: 2 12/21

56/10 is greater than 54/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 21 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,
    56/10 = 56 × 21/10 × 21 = 1176/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 10 = 210,
    54/21 = 54 × 10/21 × 10 = 540/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1176/210 > 540/210 or 56/10 > 54/21

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