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Compare 3/14 and 3/9

3/14 is smaller than 3/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    3/14 = 3 × 9/14 × 9 = 27/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    3/9 = 3 × 14/9 × 14 = 42/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/126 < 42/126 or 3/14 < 3/9

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