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Compare 10/75 and 2/40

10/75 is greater than 2/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 40 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 8 = 600,
    10/75 = 10 × 8/75 × 8 = 80/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 15 = 600,
    2/40 = 2 × 15/40 × 15 = 30/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/600 > 30/600 or 10/75 > 2/40

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