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Compare 12/40 and 8/27

12/40 is greater than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    12/40 = 12 × 27/40 × 27 = 324/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    8/27 = 8 × 40/27 × 40 = 320/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/1080 > 320/1080 or 12/40 > 8/27

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