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Compare 3/25 and 5/8

3/25 is smaller than 5/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 8 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    3/25 = 3 × 8/25 × 8 = 24/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    5/8 = 5 × 25/8 × 25 = 125/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/200 < 125/200 or 3/25 < 5/8

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