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Compare 72/40 and 40/25

1st number: 1 32/40, 2nd number: 1 15/25

72/40 is greater than 40/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 25 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    72/40 = 72 × 5/40 × 5 = 360/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    40/25 = 40 × 8/25 × 8 = 320/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/200 > 320/200 or 72/40 > 40/25

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