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Compare 30/3 and 5/25

1st number: 10 0/3, 2nd number: 5/25

30/3 is greater than 5/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 25 is 75

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 75
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 25 = 75,
    30/3 = 30 × 25/3 × 25 = 750/75
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 3 = 75,
    5/25 = 5 × 3/25 × 3 = 15/75
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 750/75 > 15/75 or 30/3 > 5/25

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