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Compare 3/8 and 45/25

1st number: 3/8, 2nd number: 1 20/25

3/8 is smaller than 45/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    3/8 = 3 × 25/8 × 25 = 75/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    45/25 = 45 × 8/25 × 8 = 360/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/200 < 360/200 or 3/8 < 45/25

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