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1^{st} number: 24/40, 2^{nd} number: 1 21/35

2440 is smaller than 5635

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

LCM of 40 and 35 is**280**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,

2440 = 24 × 740 × 7 = 168280 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,

5635 = 56 × 835 × 8 = 448280 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 168280 < 448280 or 2440 < 5635

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