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Compare 20/25 and 10/42

20/25 is greater than 10/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 42 = 1050,
    20/25 = 20 × 42/25 × 42 = 840/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    10/42 = 10 × 25/42 × 25 = 250/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/1050 > 250/1050 or 20/25 > 10/42

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