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1^{st} number: 30/40, 2^{nd} number: 1 12/18

3040 is smaller than 3018

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

LCM of 40 and 18 is**360**

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

3040 = 30 × 940 × 9 = 270360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,

3018 = 30 × 2018 × 20 = 600360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 270360 < 600360 or 3040 < 3018

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