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Compare 10/5 and 3/27

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 3/27

10/5 is greater than 3/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    10/5 = 10 × 27/5 × 27 = 270/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    3/27 = 3 × 5/27 × 5 = 15/135
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/135 > 15/135 or 10/5 > 3/27

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