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Compare 27/35 and 56/72

27/35 is smaller than 56/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 72 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 72 = 2520,
    27/35 = 27 × 72/35 × 72 = 1944/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    56/72 = 56 × 35/72 × 35 = 1960/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1944/2520 < 1960/2520 or 27/35 < 56/72

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