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Compare 3/7 and 25/24

1st number: 3/7, 2nd number: 1 1/24

3/7 is smaller than 25/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    3/7 = 3 × 24/7 × 24 = 72/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    25/24 = 25 × 7/24 × 7 = 175/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/168 < 175/168 or 3/7 < 25/24

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