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Compare 15/40 and 48/7

1st number: 15/40, 2nd number: 6 6/7

15/40 is smaller than 48/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 7 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    15/40 = 15 × 7/40 × 7 = 105/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 40 = 280,
    48/7 = 48 × 40/7 × 40 = 1920/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/280 < 1920/280 or 15/40 < 48/7

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