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Compare 25/50 and 25/42

25/50 is smaller than 25/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 42 is 1050

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    25/50 = 25 × 21/50 × 21 = 525/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    25/42 = 25 × 25/42 × 25 = 625/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/1050 < 625/1050 or 25/50 < 25/42

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