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Compare 7/14 and 70/54

1st number: 7/14, 2nd number: 1 16/54

7/14 is smaller than 70/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 54 is 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 27 = 378,
    7/14 = 7 × 27/14 × 27 = 189/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 7 = 378,
    70/54 = 70 × 7/54 × 7 = 490/378
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 189/378 < 490/378 or 7/14 < 70/54

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