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Compare 3/14 and 8/6

1st number: 3/14, 2nd number: 1 2/6

3/14 is smaller than 8/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    3/14 = 3 × 3/14 × 3 = 9/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    8/6 = 8 × 7/6 × 7 = 56/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/42 < 56/42 or 3/14 < 8/6

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