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Compare 40/25 and 10/6

1st number: 1 15/25, 2nd number: 1 4/6

40/25 is smaller than 10/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 6 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    40/25 = 40 × 6/25 × 6 = 240/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    10/6 = 10 × 25/6 × 25 = 250/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/150 < 250/150 or 40/25 < 10/6

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