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Compare 15/4 and 2/40

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 2/40

15/4 is greater than 2/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    15/4 = 15 × 10/4 × 10 = 150/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    2/40 = 2 × 1/40 × 1 = 2/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/40 > 2/40 or 15/4 > 2/40

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