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Compare 20/72 and 25/56

20/72 is smaller than 25/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 56 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    20/72 = 20 × 7/72 × 7 = 140/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    25/56 = 25 × 9/56 × 9 = 225/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/504 < 225/504 or 20/72 < 25/56

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