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Compare 7/14 and 10/7

1st number: 7/14, 2nd number: 1 3/7

7/14 is smaller than 10/7

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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