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1^{st} number: 1 14/18, 2^{nd} number: 25/40

3218 is greater than 2540

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

LCM of 18 and 40 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,

3218 = 32 × 2018 × 20 = 640360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,

2540 = 25 × 940 × 9 = 225360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 640360 > 225360 or 3218 > 2540

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