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Compare 27/15 and 20/96

1st number: 1 12/15, 2nd number: 20/96

27/15 is greater than 20/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 96 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 32 = 480,
    27/15 = 27 × 32/15 × 32 = 864/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    20/96 = 20 × 5/96 × 5 = 100/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/480 > 100/480 or 27/15 > 20/96

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