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Compare 25/3 and 10/20

1st number: 8 1/3, 2nd number: 10/20

25/3 is greater than 10/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 20 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    25/3 = 25 × 20/3 × 20 = 500/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    10/20 = 10 × 3/20 × 3 = 30/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 500/60 > 30/60 or 25/3 > 10/20

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