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Compare 7/25 and 3/7

7/25 is smaller than 3/7

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,
    7/25 = 7 × 7/25 × 7 = 49/175
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 25 = 175,
    3/7 = 3 × 25/7 × 25 = 75/175
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/175 < 75/175 or 7/25 < 3/7

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