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1^{st} number: 6/40, 2^{nd} number: 4 1/5

640 is smaller than 215

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

LCM of 40 and 5 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,

640 = 6 × 140 × 1 = 640 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,

215 = 21 × 85 × 8 = 16840 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 640 < 16840 or 640 < 215

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