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1^{st} number: 2 4/40, 2^{nd} number: 6/18

8440 is greater than 618

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 40 and 18 is**360**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360 - For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,

8440 = 84 × 940 × 9 = 756360 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,

618 = 6 × 2018 × 20 = 120360 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 756360 > 120360 or 8440 > 618

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