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Compare 5/90 and 25/84

5/90 is smaller than 25/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 84 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 14 = 1260,
    5/90 = 5 × 14/90 × 14 = 70/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    25/84 = 25 × 15/84 × 15 = 375/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/1260 < 375/1260 or 5/90 < 25/84

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