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Compare 75/40 and 8/14

1st number: 1 35/40, 2nd number: 8/14

75/40 is greater than 8/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 14 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 14 × 20 = 280,
    8/14 = 8 × 20/14 × 20 = 160/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/280 > 160/280 or 75/40 > 8/14

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