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Compare 40/35 and 80/48

1st number: 1 5/35, 2nd number: 1 32/48

40/35 is smaller than 80/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 48 is 1680

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 48 = 1680,
    40/35 = 40 × 48/35 × 48 = 1920/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    80/48 = 80 × 35/48 × 35 = 2800/1680
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1920/1680 < 2800/1680 or 40/35 < 80/48

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