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Compare 24/16 and 8/25

1st number: 1 8/16, 2nd number: 8/25

24/16 is greater than 8/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 25 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    24/16 = 24 × 25/16 × 25 = 600/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 16 = 400,
    8/25 = 8 × 16/25 × 16 = 128/400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/400 > 128/400 or 24/16 > 8/25

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