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Compare 20/5 and 27/49

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 27/49

20/5 is greater than 27/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 49 = 245,
    20/5 = 20 × 49/5 × 49 = 980/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    27/49 = 27 × 5/49 × 5 = 135/245
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/245 > 135/245 or 20/5 > 27/49

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