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Compare 48/40 and 14/50

1st number: 1 8/40, 2nd number: 14/50

48/40 is greater than 14/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    48/40 = 48 × 5/40 × 5 = 240/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    14/50 = 14 × 4/50 × 4 = 56/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/200 > 56/200 or 48/40 > 14/50

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