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Compare 7/21 and 10/6

1st number: 7/21, 2nd number: 1 4/6

7/21 is smaller than 10/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    7/21 = 7 × 2/21 × 2 = 14/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    10/6 = 10 × 7/6 × 7 = 70/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/42 < 70/42 or 7/21 < 10/6

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