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Compare 27/15 and 60/80

1st number: 1 12/15, 2nd number: 60/80

27/15 is greater than 60/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 80 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    27/15 = 27 × 16/15 × 16 = 432/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    60/80 = 60 × 3/80 × 3 = 180/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 432/240 > 180/240 or 27/15 > 60/80

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