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Compare 7/14 and 20/36

7/14 is smaller than 20/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 18 = 252,
    7/14 = 7 × 18/14 × 18 = 126/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    20/36 = 20 × 7/36 × 7 = 140/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/252 < 140/252 or 7/14 < 20/36

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