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Compare 25/24 and 5/21

1st number: 1 1/24, 2nd number: 5/21

25/24 is greater than 5/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 21 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    25/24 = 25 × 7/24 × 7 = 175/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    5/21 = 5 × 8/21 × 8 = 40/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/168 > 40/168 or 25/24 > 5/21

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