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Compare 8/40 and 54/98

8/40 is smaller than 54/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 98 is 1960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,
    8/40 = 8 × 49/40 × 49 = 392/1960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 20 = 1960,
    54/98 = 54 × 20/98 × 20 = 1080/1960
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 392/1960 < 1080/1960 or 8/40 < 54/98

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