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Compare 14/4 and 21/25

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 21/25

14/4 is greater than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 25 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    14/4 = 14 × 25/4 × 25 = 350/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 4 = 100,
    21/25 = 21 × 4/25 × 4 = 84/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/100 > 84/100 or 14/4 > 21/25

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