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Compare 27/45 and 20/96

27/45 is greater than 20/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 96 is 1440

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1440
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 32 = 1440,
    27/45 = 27 × 32/45 × 32 = 864/1440
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 15 = 1440,
    20/96 = 20 × 15/96 × 15 = 300/1440
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/1440 > 300/1440 or 27/45 > 20/96

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