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Compare 45/3 and 7/40

1st number: 15 0/3, 2nd number: 7/40

45/3 is greater than 7/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 40 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 40 = 120,
    45/3 = 45 × 40/3 × 40 = 1800/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    7/40 = 7 × 3/40 × 3 = 21/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1800/120 > 21/120 or 45/3 > 7/40

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