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Compare 4/25 and 9/7

1st number: 4/25, 2nd number: 1 2/7

4/25 is smaller than 9/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 7 is 175
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 7 = 175,
    4/25 = 4 × 7/25 × 7 = 28/175
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 25 = 175,
    9/7 = 9 × 25/7 × 25 = 225/175
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/175 < 225/175 or 4/25 < 9/7

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