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Compare 14/28 and 5/7

14/28 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 1 = 28,
    14/28 = 14 × 1/28 × 1 = 14/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    5/7 = 5 × 4/7 × 4 = 20/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/28 < 20/28 or 14/28 < 5/7

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