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Compare 10/25 and 20/18

1st number: 10/25, 2nd number: 1 2/18

10/25 is smaller than 20/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    10/25 = 10 × 18/25 × 18 = 180/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    20/18 = 20 × 25/18 × 25 = 500/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/450 < 500/450 or 10/25 < 20/18

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