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Compare 3/2 and 5/14

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

3/2 is greater than 5/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 14 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    3/2 = 3 × 7/2 × 7 = 21/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 1 = 14,
    5/14 = 5 × 1/14 × 1 = 5/14
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/14 > 5/14 or 3/2 > 5/14

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