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Compare 12/72 and 18/25

12/72 is smaller than 18/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 25 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    12/72 = 12 × 25/72 × 25 = 300/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 72 = 1800,
    18/25 = 18 × 72/25 × 72 = 1296/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/1800 < 1296/1800 or 12/72 < 18/25

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