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Compare 80/6 and 25/40

1st number: 13 2/6, 2nd number: 25/40

80/6 is greater than 25/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    80/6 = 80 × 20/6 × 20 = 1600/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    25/40 = 25 × 3/40 × 3 = 75/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1600/120 > 75/120 or 80/6 > 25/40

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