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Compare 14/27 and 48/80

14/27 is smaller than 48/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 80 is 2160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 80 = 2160,
    14/27 = 14 × 80/27 × 80 = 1120/2160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 27 = 2160,
    48/80 = 48 × 27/80 × 27 = 1296/2160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/2160 < 1296/2160 or 14/27 < 48/80

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