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Compare 98/96 and 21/25

1st number: 1 2/96, 2nd number: 21/25

98/96 is greater than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 25 is 2400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 25 = 2400,
    98/96 = 98 × 25/96 × 25 = 2450/2400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 96 = 2400,
    21/25 = 21 × 96/25 × 96 = 2016/2400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/2400 > 2016/2400 or 98/96 > 21/25

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