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Compare 12/16 and 8/27

12/16 is greater than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 27 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    12/16 = 12 × 27/16 × 27 = 324/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 16 = 432,
    8/27 = 8 × 16/27 × 16 = 128/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/432 > 128/432 or 12/16 > 8/27

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