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1^{st} number: 18/45, 2^{nd} number: 1 9/40

1845 is smaller than 4940

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

LCM of 45 and 40 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,

1845 = 18 × 845 × 8 = 144360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,

4940 = 49 × 940 × 9 = 441360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 144360 < 441360 or 1845 < 4940

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