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Compare 40/35 and 60/24

1st number: 1 5/35, 2nd number: 2 12/24

40/35 is smaller than 60/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 24 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 24 = 840,
    40/35 = 40 × 24/35 × 24 = 960/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    60/24 = 60 × 35/24 × 35 = 2100/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 960/840 < 2100/840 or 40/35 < 60/24

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