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Compare 14/8 and 63/5

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 12 3/5

14/8 is smaller than 63/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    14/8 = 14 × 5/8 × 5 = 70/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    63/5 = 63 × 8/5 × 8 = 504/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/40 < 504/40 or 14/8 < 63/5

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