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Compare 25/84 and 50/70

25/84 is smaller than 50/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 70 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    25/84 = 25 × 5/84 × 5 = 125/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    50/70 = 50 × 6/70 × 6 = 300/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 125/420 < 300/420 or 25/84 < 50/70

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