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Compare 7/12 and 14/20

7/12 is smaller than 14/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    7/12 = 7 × 5/12 × 5 = 35/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    14/20 = 14 × 3/20 × 3 = 42/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/60 < 42/60 or 7/12 < 14/20

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