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Compare 6/14 and 4/20

6/14 is greater than 4/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 10 = 140,
    6/14 = 6 × 10/14 × 10 = 60/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    4/20 = 4 × 7/20 × 7 = 28/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/140 > 28/140 or 6/14 > 4/20

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