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Compare 21/4 and 9/25

1st number: 5 1/4, 2nd number: 9/25

21/4 is greater than 9/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 25 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    21/4 = 21 × 25/4 × 25 = 525/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 4 = 100,
    9/25 = 9 × 4/25 × 4 = 36/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/100 > 36/100 or 21/4 > 9/25

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