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Compare 7/21 and 2/36

7/21 is greater than 2/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 12 = 252,
    7/21 = 7 × 12/21 × 12 = 84/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    2/36 = 2 × 7/36 × 7 = 14/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/252 > 14/252 or 7/21 > 2/36

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