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Compare 14/3 and 7/35

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 7/35

14/3 is greater than 7/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 35 is 105

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 35 = 105,
    14/3 = 14 × 35/3 × 35 = 490/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 3 = 105,
    7/35 = 7 × 3/35 × 3 = 21/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/105 > 21/105 or 14/3 > 7/35

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