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Compare 25/4 and 20/30

1st number: 6 1/4, 2nd number: 20/30

25/4 is greater than 20/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    25/4 = 25 × 15/4 × 15 = 375/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    20/30 = 20 × 2/30 × 2 = 40/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 375/60 > 40/60 or 25/4 > 20/30

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