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Compare 1/14 and 6/16

1/14 is smaller than 6/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    1/14 = 1 × 8/14 × 8 = 8/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    6/16 = 6 × 7/16 × 7 = 42/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/112 < 42/112 or 1/14 < 6/16

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