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Compare 15/2 and 14/40

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 14/40

15/2 is greater than 14/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    15/2 = 15 × 20/2 × 20 = 300/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    14/40 = 14 × 1/40 × 1 = 14/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/40 > 14/40 or 15/2 > 14/40

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