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1654 is smaller than 2540

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

LCM of 54 and 40 is**1080**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1080 - For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,

1654 = 16 × 2054 × 20 = 3201080 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,

2540 = 25 × 2740 × 27 = 6751080 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3201080 < 6751080 or 1654 < 2540

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