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1040 is greater than 381

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 40 and 81 is**3240**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 3240 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 81 = 3240,

1040 = 10 × 8140 × 81 = 8103240 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 40 = 3240,

381 = 3 × 4081 × 40 = 1203240 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 8103240 > 1203240 or 1040 > 381

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