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Compare 15/40 and 9/50

15/40 is greater than 9/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    15/40 = 15 × 5/40 × 5 = 75/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    9/50 = 9 × 4/50 × 4 = 36/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/200 > 36/200 or 15/40 > 9/50

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