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Compare 30/2 and 4/40

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 4/40

30/2 is greater than 4/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    30/2 = 30 × 20/2 × 20 = 600/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    4/40 = 4 × 1/40 × 1 = 4/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/40 > 4/40 or 30/2 > 4/40

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