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Compare 40/25 and 63/40

1st number: 1 15/25, 2nd number: 1 23/40

40/25 is greater than 63/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 40 is 200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    40/25 = 40 × 8/25 × 8 = 320/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    63/40 = 63 × 5/40 × 5 = 315/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 320/200 > 315/200 or 40/25 > 63/40

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