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Compare 1/40 and 56/63

1/40 is smaller than 56/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 63 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 63 = 2520,
    1/40 = 1 × 63/40 × 63 = 63/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 40 = 2520,
    56/63 = 56 × 40/63 × 40 = 2240/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/2520 < 2240/2520 or 1/40 < 56/63

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