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Compare 14/40 and 21/35

14/40 is smaller than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    14/40 = 14 × 7/40 × 7 = 98/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    21/35 = 21 × 8/35 × 8 = 168/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/280 < 168/280 or 14/40 < 21/35

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