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Compare 9/3 and 27/14

1st number: 3 0/3, 2nd number: 1 13/14

9/3 is greater than 27/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    9/3 = 9 × 14/3 × 14 = 126/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    27/14 = 27 × 3/14 × 3 = 81/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/42 > 81/42 or 9/3 > 27/14

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