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272 is smaller than 527

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 72 and 27 is**216**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216 - For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 3 = 216,

272 = 2 × 372 × 3 = 6216 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,

527 = 5 × 827 × 8 = 40216 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 6216 < 40216 or 272 < 527

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