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Compare 1/25 and 12/80

1/25 is smaller than 12/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 80 is 400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 16 = 400,
    1/25 = 1 × 16/25 × 16 = 16/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 5 = 400,
    12/80 = 12 × 5/80 × 5 = 60/400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/400 < 60/400 or 1/25 < 12/80

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