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Compare 1/4 and 4/40

1/4 is greater than 4/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    1/4 = 1 × 10/4 × 10 = 10/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    4/40 = 4 × 1/40 × 1 = 4/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/40 > 4/40 or 1/4 > 4/40

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