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Compare 90/4 and 5/40

1st number: 22 2/4, 2nd number: 5/40

90/4 is greater than 5/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 40 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    90/4 = 90 × 10/4 × 10 = 900/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    5/40 = 5 × 1/40 × 1 = 5/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/40 > 5/40 or 90/4 > 5/40

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