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Compare 2/12 and 24/25

2/12 is smaller than 24/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 25 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    2/12 = 2 × 25/12 × 25 = 50/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    24/25 = 24 × 12/25 × 12 = 288/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/300 < 288/300 or 2/12 < 24/25

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