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1^{st} number: 30/40, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/5

3040 is smaller than 75

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

LCM of 40 and 5 is**40**

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

3040 = 30 × 140 × 1 = 3040 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,

75 = 7 × 85 × 8 = 5640 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3040 < 5640 or 3040 < 75

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