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Compare 24/28 and 40/35

1st number: 24/28, 2nd number: 1 5/35

24/28 is smaller than 40/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 35 is 140

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    24/28 = 24 × 5/28 × 5 = 120/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    40/35 = 40 × 4/35 × 4 = 160/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/140 < 160/140 or 24/28 < 40/35

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