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Compare 21/14 and 5/35

1st number: 1 7/14, 2nd number: 5/35

21/14 is greater than 5/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 35 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    21/14 = 21 × 5/14 × 5 = 105/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    5/35 = 5 × 2/35 × 2 = 10/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/70 > 10/70 or 21/14 > 5/35

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