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Compare 75/40 and 24/7

1st number: 1 35/40, 2nd number: 3 3/7

75/40 is smaller than 24/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 7 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    75/40 = 75 × 7/40 × 7 = 525/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 40 = 280,
    24/7 = 24 × 40/7 × 40 = 960/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/280 < 960/280 or 75/40 < 24/7

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