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Compare 40/4 and 90/50

1st number: 10 0/4, 2nd number: 1 40/50

40/4 is greater than 90/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 50 is 100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    40/4 = 40 × 25/4 × 25 = 1000/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    90/50 = 90 × 2/50 × 2 = 180/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1000/100 > 180/100 or 40/4 > 90/50

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