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Compare 50/25 and 63/20

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 3 3/20

50/25 is smaller than 63/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 20 is 100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 4 = 100,
    50/25 = 50 × 4/25 × 4 = 200/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    63/20 = 63 × 5/20 × 5 = 315/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/100 < 315/100 or 50/25 < 63/20

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