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Compare 9/25 and 4/9

9/25 is smaller than 4/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 9 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 9 = 225,
    9/25 = 9 × 9/25 × 9 = 81/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 25 = 225,
    4/9 = 4 × 25/9 × 25 = 100/225
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/225 < 100/225 or 9/25 < 4/9

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