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Compare 27/30 and 40/32

1st number: 27/30, 2nd number: 1 8/32

27/30 is smaller than 40/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 32 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 16 = 480,
    27/30 = 27 × 16/30 × 16 = 432/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 15 = 480,
    40/32 = 40 × 15/32 × 15 = 600/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 432/480 < 600/480 or 27/30 < 40/32

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