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Compare 10/25 and 50/30

1st number: 10/25, 2nd number: 1 20/30

10/25 is smaller than 50/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    10/25 = 10 × 6/25 × 6 = 60/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    50/30 = 50 × 5/30 × 5 = 250/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/150 < 250/150 or 10/25 < 50/30

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