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Compare 20/48 and 25/56

20/48 is smaller than 25/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 56 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    20/48 = 20 × 7/48 × 7 = 140/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 6 = 336,
    25/56 = 25 × 6/56 × 6 = 150/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/336 < 150/336 or 20/48 < 25/56

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