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Compare 72/40 and 1/35

1st number: 1 32/40, 2nd number: 1/35

72/40 is greater than 1/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    72/40 = 72 × 7/40 × 7 = 504/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    1/35 = 1 × 8/35 × 8 = 8/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/280 > 8/280 or 72/40 > 1/35

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