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Compare 98/8 and 21/25

1st number: 12 2/8, 2nd number: 21/25

98/8 is greater than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    98/8 = 98 × 25/8 × 25 = 2450/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    21/25 = 21 × 8/25 × 8 = 168/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/200 > 168/200 or 98/8 > 21/25

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