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Compare 18/14 and 7/5

1st number: 1 4/14, 2nd number: 1 2/5

18/14 is smaller than 7/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 5 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    18/14 = 18 × 5/14 × 5 = 90/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    7/5 = 7 × 14/5 × 14 = 98/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/70 < 98/70 or 18/14 < 7/5

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