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Compare 14/36 and 5/27

14/36 is greater than 5/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 27 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    14/36 = 14 × 3/36 × 3 = 42/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    5/27 = 5 × 4/27 × 4 = 20/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/108 > 20/108 or 14/36 > 5/27

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