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Compare 40/10 and 18/7

1st number: 4 0/10, 2nd number: 2 4/7

40/10 is greater than 18/7

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,
    40/10 = 40 × 7/10 × 7 = 280/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    18/7 = 18 × 10/7 × 10 = 180/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/70 > 180/70 or 40/10 > 18/7

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