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Compare 27/30 and 40/64

27/30 is greater than 40/64

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 64 is 960

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 32 = 960,
    27/30 = 27 × 32/30 × 32 = 864/960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 64 × 15 = 960,
    40/64 = 40 × 15/64 × 15 = 600/960
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/960 > 600/960 or 27/30 > 40/64

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