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Compare 14/40 and 21/25

14/40 is smaller than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    14/40 = 14 × 5/40 × 5 = 70/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    21/25 = 21 × 8/25 × 8 = 168/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/200 < 168/200 or 14/40 < 21/25

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