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Compare 72/24 and 40/50

1st number: 3 0/24, 2nd number: 40/50

72/24 is greater than 40/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 50 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    72/24 = 72 × 25/24 × 25 = 1800/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 12 = 600,
    40/50 = 40 × 12/50 × 12 = 480/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1800/600 > 480/600 or 72/24 > 40/50

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