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Compare 75/40 and 8/49

1st number: 1 35/40, 2nd number: 8/49

75/40 is greater than 8/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 49 is 1960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,
    75/40 = 75 × 49/40 × 49 = 3675/1960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 40 = 1960,
    8/49 = 8 × 40/49 × 40 = 320/1960
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3675/1960 > 320/1960 or 75/40 > 8/49

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