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1^{st} number: 7 2/4, 2^{nd} number: 8 2/5

304 is smaller than 425

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 5 is**20**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 20 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,

304 = 30 × 54 × 5 = 15020 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,

425 = 42 × 45 × 4 = 16820 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 15020 < 16820 or 304 < 425

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