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1^{st} number: 4/40, 2^{nd} number: 5 3/9

440 is smaller than 489

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

LCM of 40 and 9 is**360**

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

440 = 4 × 940 × 9 = 36360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,

489 = 48 × 409 × 40 = 1920360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 36360 < 1920360 or 440 < 489

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