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Compare 2/8 and 21/25

2/8 is smaller than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    2/8 = 2 × 25/8 × 25 = 50/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    21/25 = 21 × 8/25 × 8 = 168/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/200 < 168/200 or 2/8 < 21/25

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