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Compare 14/48 and 21/25

14/48 is smaller than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 25 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    14/48 = 14 × 25/48 × 25 = 350/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 48 = 1200,
    21/25 = 21 × 48/25 × 48 = 1008/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/1200 < 1008/1200 or 14/48 < 21/25

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