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Compare 3/14 and 5/7

3/14 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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