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Compare 8/35 and 1/14

8/35 is greater than 1/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    8/35 = 8 × 2/35 × 2 = 16/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    1/14 = 1 × 5/14 × 5 = 5/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/70 > 5/70 or 8/35 > 1/14

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