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Compare 98/40 and 7/9

1st number: 2 18/40, 2nd number: 7/9

98/40 is greater than 7/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    98/40 = 98 × 9/40 × 9 = 882/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    7/9 = 7 × 40/9 × 40 = 280/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 882/360 > 280/360 or 98/40 > 7/9

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