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Compare 7/6 and 21/56

1st number: 1 1/6, 2nd number: 21/56

7/6 is greater than 21/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    7/6 = 7 × 28/6 × 28 = 196/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    21/56 = 21 × 3/56 × 3 = 63/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/168 > 63/168 or 7/6 > 21/56

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