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Compare 3/28 and 9/25

3/28 is smaller than 9/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 25 is 700
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 25 = 700,
    3/28 = 3 × 25/28 × 25 = 75/700
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 28 = 700,
    9/25 = 9 × 28/25 × 28 = 252/700
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/700 < 252/700 or 3/28 < 9/25

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