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Compare 25/84 and 5/7

25/84 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 7 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    25/84 = 25 × 1/84 × 1 = 25/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 12 = 84,
    5/7 = 5 × 12/7 × 12 = 60/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/84 < 60/84 or 25/84 < 5/7

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