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Compare 40/50 and 9/14

40/50 is greater than 9/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 14 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    40/50 = 40 × 7/50 × 7 = 280/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 25 = 350,
    9/14 = 9 × 25/14 × 25 = 225/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/350 > 225/350 or 40/50 > 9/14

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