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Compare 3/72 and 9/25

3/72 is smaller than 9/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 25 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    3/72 = 3 × 25/72 × 25 = 75/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 72 = 1800,
    9/25 = 9 × 72/25 × 72 = 648/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/1800 < 648/1800 or 3/72 < 9/25

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