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Compare 9/6 and 81/14

1st number: 1 3/6, 2nd number: 5 11/14

9/6 is smaller than 81/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    9/6 = 9 × 7/6 × 7 = 63/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    81/14 = 81 × 3/14 × 3 = 243/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/42 < 243/42 or 9/6 < 81/14

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