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Compare 14/3 and 2/6

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 2/6

14/3 is greater than 2/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    14/3 = 14 × 2/3 × 2 = 28/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    2/6 = 2 × 1/6 × 1 = 2/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/6 > 2/6 or 14/3 > 2/6

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