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Compare 35/14 and 5/49

1st number: 2 7/14, 2nd number: 5/49

35/14 is greater than 5/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    35/14 = 35 × 7/14 × 7 = 245/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    5/49 = 5 × 2/49 × 2 = 10/98
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/98 > 10/98 or 35/14 > 5/49

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