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Compare 49/27 and 24/40

1st number: 1 22/27, 2nd number: 24/40

49/27 is greater than 24/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 40 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    49/27 = 49 × 40/27 × 40 = 1960/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    24/40 = 24 × 27/40 × 27 = 648/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1960/1080 > 648/1080 or 49/27 > 24/40

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