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Compare 7/12 and 14/40

7/12 is greater than 14/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    7/12 = 7 × 10/12 × 10 = 70/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    14/40 = 14 × 3/40 × 3 = 42/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/120 > 42/120 or 7/12 > 14/40

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