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Compare 27/15 and 60/72

1st number: 1 12/15, 2nd number: 60/72

27/15 is greater than 60/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 72 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 24 = 360,
    27/15 = 27 × 24/15 × 24 = 648/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    60/72 = 60 × 5/72 × 5 = 300/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 648/360 > 300/360 or 27/15 > 60/72

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