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Compare 7/90 and 24/40

7/90 is smaller than 24/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    7/90 = 7 × 4/90 × 4 = 28/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    24/40 = 24 × 9/40 × 9 = 216/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/360 < 216/360 or 7/90 < 24/40

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