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Compare 20/25 and 20/6

1st number: 20/25, 2nd number: 3 2/6

20/25 is smaller than 20/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 6 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    20/25 = 20 × 6/25 × 6 = 120/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    20/6 = 20 × 25/6 × 25 = 500/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/150 < 500/150 or 20/25 < 20/6

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