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Compare 3/25 and 10/9

1st number: 3/25, 2nd number: 1 1/9

3/25 is smaller than 10/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 9 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 9 = 225,
    3/25 = 3 × 9/25 × 9 = 27/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 25 = 225,
    10/9 = 10 × 25/9 × 25 = 250/225
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/225 < 250/225 or 3/25 < 10/9

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