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Compare 9/3 and 2/21

1st number: 3 0/3, 2nd number: 2/21

9/3 is greater than 2/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 21 is 21

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    9/3 = 9 × 7/3 × 7 = 63/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 1 = 21,
    2/21 = 2 × 1/21 × 1 = 2/21
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/21 > 2/21 or 9/3 > 2/21

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