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Compare 40/56 and 30/90

40/56 is greater than 30/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 90 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    40/56 = 40 × 45/56 × 45 = 1800/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 28 = 2520,
    30/90 = 30 × 28/90 × 28 = 840/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1800/2520 > 840/2520 or 40/56 > 30/90

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