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Compare 6/3 and 1/7

1st number: 2 0/3, 2nd number: 1/7

6/3 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 7 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    6/3 = 6 × 7/3 × 7 = 42/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,
    1/7 = 1 × 3/7 × 3 = 3/21
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/21 > 3/21 or 6/3 > 1/7

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