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Compare 6/48 and 25/81

6/48 is smaller than 25/81

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 81 is 1296

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1296
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 27 = 1296,
    6/48 = 6 × 27/48 × 27 = 162/1296
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 16 = 1296,
    25/81 = 25 × 16/81 × 16 = 400/1296
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 162/1296 < 400/1296 or 6/48 < 25/81

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