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Compare 75/14 and 6/21

1st number: 5 5/14, 2nd number: 6/21

75/14 is greater than 6/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 21 is 42

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    75/14 = 75 × 3/14 × 3 = 225/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    6/21 = 6 × 2/21 × 2 = 12/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/42 > 12/42 or 75/14 > 6/21

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