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1^{st} number: 5/35, 2^{nd} number: 2 10/40

535 is smaller than 9040

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 35 and 40 is**280**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280 - For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,

535 = 5 × 835 × 8 = 40280 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,

9040 = 90 × 740 × 7 = 630280 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 40280 < 630280 or 535 < 9040

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