Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

1^{st} number: 2 2/8, 2^{nd} number: 5/40

188 is greater than 540

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

LCM of 8 and 40 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

188 = 18 × 58 × 5 = 9040 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,

540 = 5 × 140 × 1 = 540 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 9040 > 540 or 188 > 540

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:

Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related: ^{36}/_{8} and ^{5}/_{40} ^{18}/_{8} and ^{10}/_{40} ^{18}/_{16} and ^{5}/_{40} ^{18}/_{8} and ^{5}/_{80} ^{54}/_{8} and ^{5}/_{40} ^{18}/_{8} and ^{15}/_{40} ^{18}/_{24} and ^{5}/_{40} ^{90}/_{8} and ^{5}/_{40} ^{18}/_{8} and ^{25}/_{40} ^{18}/_{40} and ^{5}/_{40} ^{18}/_{8} and ^{35}/_{40} ^{18}/_{56} and ^{5}/_{40}

© everydaycalculation.com