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Compare 16/5 and 1/14

1st number: 3 1/5, 2nd number: 1/14

16/5 is greater than 1/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    16/5 = 16 × 14/5 × 14 = 224/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    1/14 = 1 × 5/14 × 5 = 5/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 224/70 > 5/70 or 16/5 > 1/14

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