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14 is smaller than 59

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 9 is**36**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,

14 = 1 × 94 × 9 = 936 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,

59 = 5 × 49 × 4 = 2036 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 936 < 2036 or 14 < 59

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