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Compare 30/25 and 60/48

1st number: 1 5/25, 2nd number: 1 12/48

30/25 is smaller than 60/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 48 is 1200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 48 = 1200,
    30/25 = 30 × 48/25 × 48 = 1440/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    60/48 = 60 × 25/48 × 25 = 1500/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1440/1200 < 1500/1200 or 30/25 < 60/48

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