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Compare 9/40 and 4/10

9/40 is smaller than 4/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    9/40 = 9 × 1/40 × 1 = 9/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    4/10 = 4 × 4/10 × 4 = 16/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/40 < 16/40 or 9/40 < 4/10

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