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Compare 20/75 and 27/80

20/75 is smaller than 27/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 80 is 1200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    20/75 = 20 × 16/75 × 16 = 320/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 15 = 1200,
    27/80 = 27 × 15/80 × 15 = 405/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 320/1200 < 405/1200 or 20/75 < 27/80

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