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Compare 5/4 and 9/14

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 9/14

5/4 is greater than 9/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 14 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    5/4 = 5 × 7/4 × 7 = 35/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 2 = 28,
    9/14 = 9 × 2/14 × 2 = 18/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/28 > 18/28 or 5/4 > 9/14

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