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Compare 20/5 and 27/35

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 27/35

20/5 is greater than 27/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 35 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    20/5 = 20 × 7/5 × 7 = 140/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 1 = 35,
    27/35 = 27 × 1/35 × 1 = 27/35
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/35 > 27/35 or 20/5 > 27/35

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