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Compare 3/5 and 5/40

3/5 is greater than 5/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    3/5 = 3 × 8/5 × 8 = 24/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    5/40 = 5 × 1/40 × 1 = 5/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/40 > 5/40 or 3/5 > 5/40

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