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25 is smaller than 48

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 5 and 8 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,

25 = 2 × 85 × 8 = 1640 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

48 = 4 × 58 × 5 = 2040 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1640 < 2040 or 25 < 48

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