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Compare 54/75 and 40/72

54/75 is greater than 40/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 72 is 1800

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 24 = 1800,
    54/75 = 54 × 24/75 × 24 = 1296/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    40/72 = 40 × 25/72 × 25 = 1000/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1296/1800 > 1000/1800 or 54/75 > 40/72

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