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1^{st} number: 10/40, 2^{nd} number: 1 24/30

1040 is smaller than 5430

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

LCM of 40 and 30 is**120**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,

1040 = 10 × 340 × 3 = 30120 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,

5430 = 54 × 430 × 4 = 216120 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 30120 < 216120 or 1040 < 5430

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