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Compare 12/35 and 27/45

12/35 is smaller than 27/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 45 is 315

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    12/35 = 12 × 9/35 × 9 = 108/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    27/45 = 27 × 7/45 × 7 = 189/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/315 < 189/315 or 12/35 < 27/45

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