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2849 is greater than 240

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

LCM of 49 and 40 is**1960**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1960 - For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 40 = 1960,

2849 = 28 × 4049 × 40 = 11201960 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,

240 = 2 × 4940 × 49 = 981960 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 11201960 > 981960 or 2849 > 240

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