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1^{st} number: 2 6/9, 2^{nd} number: 35/40

249 is greater than 3540

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

LCM of 9 and 40 is**360**

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

249 = 24 × 409 × 40 = 960360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,

3540 = 35 × 940 × 9 = 315360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 960360 > 315360 or 249 > 3540

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