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Compare 2/10 and 24/14

1st number: 2/10, 2nd number: 1 10/14

2/10 is smaller than 24/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    2/10 = 2 × 7/10 × 7 = 14/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    24/14 = 24 × 5/14 × 5 = 120/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/70 < 120/70 or 2/10 < 24/14

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