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Compare 10/14 and 9/3

1st number: 10/14, 2nd number: 3 0/3

10/14 is smaller than 9/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 3 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    10/14 = 10 × 3/14 × 3 = 30/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    9/3 = 9 × 14/3 × 14 = 126/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/42 < 126/42 or 10/14 < 9/3

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