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Compare 14/3 and 56/14

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 4 0/14

14/3 is greater than 56/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 14 is 42

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    14/3 = 14 × 14/3 × 14 = 196/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    56/14 = 56 × 3/14 × 3 = 168/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/42 > 168/42 or 14/3 > 56/14

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