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Compare 3/40 and 9/25

3/40 is smaller than 9/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    3/40 = 3 × 5/40 × 5 = 15/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    9/25 = 9 × 8/25 × 8 = 72/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/200 < 72/200 or 3/40 < 9/25

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