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Compare 75/14 and 14/40

1st number: 5 5/14, 2nd number: 14/40

75/14 is greater than 14/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    75/14 = 75 × 20/14 × 20 = 1500/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    14/40 = 14 × 7/40 × 7 = 98/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1500/280 > 98/280 or 75/14 > 14/40

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