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Compare 7/6 and 14/20

1st number: 1 1/6, 2nd number: 14/20

7/6 is greater than 14/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    7/6 = 7 × 10/6 × 10 = 70/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    14/20 = 14 × 3/20 × 3 = 42/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/60 > 42/60 or 7/6 > 14/20

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