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1^{st} number: 2 3/6, 2^{nd} number: 5/40

156 is greater than 540

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 40 is**120**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,

156 = 15 × 206 × 20 = 300120 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,

540 = 5 × 340 × 3 = 15120 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 300120 > 15120 or 156 > 540

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