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Compare 5/24 and 5/14

5/24 is smaller than 5/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 14 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    5/24 = 5 × 7/24 × 7 = 35/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 12 = 168,
    5/14 = 5 × 12/14 × 12 = 60/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/168 < 60/168 or 5/24 < 5/14

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