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Compare 3/25 and 5/9

3/25 is smaller than 5/9

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,
    5/9 = 5 × 25/9 × 25 = 125/225
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/225 < 125/225 or 3/25 < 5/9

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