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Compare 1/8 and 5/27

1/8 is smaller than 5/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    1/8 = 1 × 27/8 × 27 = 27/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    5/27 = 5 × 8/27 × 8 = 40/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/216 < 40/216 or 1/8 < 5/27

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