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Compare 7/14 and 10/72

7/14 is greater than 10/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 36 = 504,
    7/14 = 7 × 36/14 × 36 = 252/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    10/72 = 10 × 7/72 × 7 = 70/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/504 > 70/504 or 7/14 > 10/72

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