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Compare 20/3 and 27/50

1st number: 6 2/3, 2nd number: 27/50

20/3 is greater than 27/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 50 = 150,
    20/3 = 20 × 50/3 × 50 = 1000/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    27/50 = 27 × 3/50 × 3 = 81/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1000/150 > 81/150 or 20/3 > 27/50

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