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Compare 4/10 and 24/7

1st number: 4/10, 2nd number: 3 3/7

4/10 is smaller than 24/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 7 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    4/10 = 4 × 7/10 × 7 = 28/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    24/7 = 24 × 10/7 × 10 = 240/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/70 < 240/70 or 4/10 < 24/7

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