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Compare 9/7 and 25/8

1st number: 1 2/7, 2nd number: 3 1/8

9/7 is smaller than 25/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    9/7 = 9 × 8/7 × 8 = 72/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    25/8 = 25 × 7/8 × 7 = 175/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/56 < 175/56 or 9/7 < 25/8

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