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Compare 24/8 and 16/25

1st number: 3 0/8, 2nd number: 16/25

24/8 is greater than 16/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    24/8 = 24 × 25/8 × 25 = 600/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    16/25 = 16 × 8/25 × 8 = 128/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/200 > 128/200 or 24/8 > 16/25

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