# Compare the Following Number. − 25 8 , − 9 4 - Mathematics

Sum

Compare the following number.

(-25)/8,(-9)/4

#### Solution

Let us first compare 25/8 and 9/4 .

25/8 = (25 xx 1)/(8 xx 1) = 25/8 ; 9/4 = (9 xx 2)/(4 xx 2) = 18/8

Now , 25/8 > 18/8

therefore 25/8 > 9/4

therefore -25/8 < -9/4 .

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#### APPEARS IN

Balbharati Mathematics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Rational and Irrational numbers
Practice Set 1.2 | Q 8 | Page 3