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1^{st} number: 40/48, 2^{nd} number: 1 1/9

4048 is smaller than 109

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 48 and 9 is**144**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 144 - For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,

4048 = 40 × 348 × 3 = 120144 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,

109 = 10 × 169 × 16 = 160144 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 120144 < 160144 or 4048 < 109

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