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Compare 28/48 and 42/25

1st number: 28/48, 2nd number: 1 17/25

28/48 is smaller than 42/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 25 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    28/48 = 28 × 25/48 × 25 = 700/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 48 = 1200,
    42/25 = 42 × 48/25 × 48 = 2016/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 700/1200 < 2016/1200 or 28/48 < 42/25

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