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Compare 2/25 and 2/6

2/25 is smaller than 2/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 6 is 150

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    2/25 = 2 × 6/25 × 6 = 12/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    2/6 = 2 × 25/6 × 25 = 50/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/150 < 50/150 or 2/25 < 2/6

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