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Compare 40/24 and 1/10

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 1/10

40/24 is greater than 1/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 10 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    40/24 = 40 × 5/24 × 5 = 200/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 12 = 120,
    1/10 = 1 × 12/10 × 12 = 12/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/120 > 12/120 or 40/24 > 1/10

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