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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 1/4

52 is greater than 14

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 4 is**4**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 4 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,

52 = 5 × 22 × 2 = 104 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,

14 = 1 × 14 × 1 = 14 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 104 > 14 or 52 > 14

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