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Compare 10/45 and 2/40

10/45 is greater than 2/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    10/45 = 10 × 8/45 × 8 = 80/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    2/40 = 2 × 9/40 × 9 = 18/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/360 > 18/360 or 10/45 > 2/40

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