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Compare 40/50 and 45/14

1st number: 40/50, 2nd number: 3 3/14

40/50 is smaller than 45/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 14 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    40/50 = 40 × 7/50 × 7 = 280/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 25 = 350,
    45/14 = 45 × 25/14 × 25 = 1125/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/350 < 1125/350 or 40/50 < 45/14

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