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Compare 54/14 and 1/5

1st number: 3 12/14, 2nd number: 1/5

54/14 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 5 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    54/14 = 54 × 5/14 × 5 = 270/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    1/5 = 1 × 14/5 × 14 = 14/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/70 > 14/70 or 54/14 > 1/5

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