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Compare 18/40 and 4/60

18/40 is greater than 4/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    18/40 = 18 × 3/40 × 3 = 54/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    4/60 = 4 × 2/60 × 2 = 8/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/120 > 8/120 or 18/40 > 4/60

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