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Compare 30/14 and 14/20

1st number: 2 2/14, 2nd number: 14/20

30/14 is greater than 14/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 10 = 140,
    30/14 = 30 × 10/14 × 10 = 300/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    14/20 = 14 × 7/20 × 7 = 98/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/140 > 98/140 or 30/14 > 14/20

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