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Compare 25/36 and 5/21

25/36 is greater than 5/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 21 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    25/36 = 25 × 7/36 × 7 = 175/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 12 = 252,
    5/21 = 5 × 12/21 × 12 = 60/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/252 > 60/252 or 25/36 > 5/21

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