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Compare 10/14 and 2/40

10/14 is greater than 2/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    10/14 = 10 × 20/14 × 20 = 200/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    2/40 = 2 × 7/40 × 7 = 14/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/280 > 14/280 or 10/14 > 2/40

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