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Compare 25/36 and 5/42

25/36 is greater than 5/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 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 42 × 6 = 252,
    5/42 = 5 × 6/42 × 6 = 30/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/252 > 30/252 or 25/36 > 5/42

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