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Compare 60/28 and 90/40

1st number: 2 4/28, 2nd number: 2 10/40

60/28 is smaller than 90/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 10 = 280,
    60/28 = 60 × 10/28 × 10 = 600/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    90/40 = 90 × 7/40 × 7 = 630/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/280 < 630/280 or 60/28 < 90/40

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