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Compare 14/32 and 42/25

1st number: 14/32, 2nd number: 1 17/25

14/32 is smaller than 42/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 25 is 800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 25 = 800,
    14/32 = 14 × 25/32 × 25 = 350/800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 32 = 800,
    42/25 = 42 × 32/25 × 32 = 1344/800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/800 < 1344/800 or 14/32 < 42/25

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