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Compare 6/40 and 10/56

6/40 is smaller than 10/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    6/40 = 6 × 7/40 × 7 = 42/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    10/56 = 10 × 5/56 × 5 = 50/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/280 < 50/280 or 6/40 < 10/56

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