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Compare 14/12 and 2/20

1st number: 1 2/12, 2nd number: 2/20

14/12 is greater than 2/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    14/12 = 14 × 5/12 × 5 = 70/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    2/20 = 2 × 3/20 × 3 = 6/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/60 > 6/60 or 14/12 > 2/20

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