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Compare 4/14 and 9/4

1st number: 4/14, 2nd number: 2 1/4

4/14 is smaller than 9/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 4 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 2 = 28,
    4/14 = 4 × 2/14 × 2 = 8/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    9/4 = 9 × 7/4 × 7 = 63/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/28 < 63/28 or 4/14 < 9/4

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