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Compare 27/45 and 60/48

1st number: 27/45, 2nd number: 1 12/48

27/45 is smaller than 60/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 48 is 720

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    27/45 = 27 × 16/45 × 16 = 432/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    60/48 = 60 × 15/48 × 15 = 900/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 432/720 < 900/720 or 27/45 < 60/48

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