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Compare 5/36 and 5/14

5/36 is smaller than 5/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 14 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    5/36 = 5 × 7/36 × 7 = 35/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 18 = 252,
    5/14 = 5 × 18/14 × 18 = 90/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/252 < 90/252 or 5/36 < 5/14

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