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Compare 40/2 and 15/50

1st number: 20 0/2, 2nd number: 15/50

40/2 is greater than 15/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 50 is 50

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 25 = 50,
    40/2 = 40 × 25/2 × 25 = 1000/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    15/50 = 15 × 1/50 × 1 = 15/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1000/50 > 15/50 or 40/2 > 15/50

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