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Compare 1/20 and 8/27

1/20 is smaller than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    1/20 = 1 × 27/20 × 27 = 27/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    8/27 = 8 × 20/27 × 20 = 160/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/540 < 160/540 or 1/20 < 8/27

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