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Compare 36/40 and 30/5

1st number: 36/40, 2nd number: 6 0/5

36/40 is smaller than 30/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    36/40 = 36 × 1/40 × 1 = 36/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    30/5 = 30 × 8/5 × 8 = 240/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/40 < 240/40 or 36/40 < 30/5

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