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240 is smaller than 5490

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

LCM of 40 and 90 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,

240 = 2 × 940 × 9 = 18360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,

5490 = 54 × 490 × 4 = 216360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 18360 < 216360 or 240 < 5490

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