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Compare 2/25 and 4/18

2/25 is smaller than 4/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    2/25 = 2 × 18/25 × 18 = 36/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    4/18 = 4 × 25/18 × 25 = 100/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/450 < 100/450 or 2/25 < 4/18

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