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Compare 18/2 and 7/25

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 7/25

18/2 is greater than 7/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 25 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 25 = 50,
    18/2 = 18 × 25/2 × 25 = 450/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    7/25 = 7 × 2/25 × 2 = 14/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/50 > 14/50 or 18/2 > 7/25

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