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Compare 1/25 and 1/10

1/25 is smaller than 1/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 10 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    1/25 = 1 × 2/25 × 2 = 2/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    1/10 = 1 × 5/10 × 5 = 5/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/50 < 5/50 or 1/25 < 1/10

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