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Compare 20/60 and 75/27

1st number: 20/60, 2nd number: 2 21/27

20/60 is smaller than 75/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 27 is 540

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 9 = 540,
    20/60 = 20 × 9/60 × 9 = 180/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    75/27 = 75 × 20/27 × 20 = 1500/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/540 < 1500/540 or 20/60 < 75/27

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