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Compare 10/25 and 50/60

10/25 is smaller than 50/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    10/25 = 10 × 12/25 × 12 = 120/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    50/60 = 50 × 5/60 × 5 = 250/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/300 < 250/300 or 10/25 < 50/60

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