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Compare 14/4 and 21/35

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 21/35

14/4 is greater than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    14/4 = 14 × 35/4 × 35 = 490/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    21/35 = 21 × 4/35 × 4 = 84/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/140 > 84/140 or 14/4 > 21/35

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