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Compare 6/15 and 8/40

6/15 is greater than 8/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    6/15 = 6 × 8/15 × 8 = 48/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    8/40 = 8 × 3/40 × 3 = 24/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/120 > 24/120 or 6/15 > 8/40

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