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Compare 14/8 and 21/75

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 21/75

14/8 is greater than 21/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 75 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 75 = 600,
    14/8 = 14 × 75/8 × 75 = 1050/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 8 = 600,
    21/75 = 21 × 8/75 × 8 = 168/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/600 > 168/600 or 14/8 > 21/75

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