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Compare 27/15 and 80/32

1st number: 1 12/15, 2nd number: 2 16/32

27/15 is smaller than 80/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 32 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 32 × 15 = 480,
    80/32 = 80 × 15/32 × 15 = 1200/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/480 < 1200/480 or 27/15 < 80/32

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