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Compare 3/84 and 9/25

3/84 is smaller than 9/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 25 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    3/84 = 3 × 25/84 × 25 = 75/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 84 = 2100,
    9/25 = 9 × 84/25 × 84 = 756/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/2100 < 756/2100 or 3/84 < 9/25

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