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Compare 6/40 and 2/8

6/40 is smaller than 2/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    6/40 = 6 × 1/40 × 1 = 6/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    2/8 = 2 × 5/8 × 5 = 10/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/40 < 10/40 or 6/40 < 2/8

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