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Compare 12/8 and 40/27

1st number: 1 4/8, 2nd number: 1 13/27

12/8 is greater than 40/27

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,
    12/8 = 12 × 27/8 × 27 = 324/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    40/27 = 40 × 8/27 × 8 = 320/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/216 > 320/216 or 12/8 > 40/27

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