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Compare 49/72 and 14/40

49/72 is greater than 14/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    49/72 = 49 × 5/72 × 5 = 245/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    14/40 = 14 × 9/40 × 9 = 126/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/360 > 126/360 or 49/72 > 14/40

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