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Compare 27/45 and 60/56

1st number: 27/45, 2nd number: 1 4/56

27/45 is smaller than 60/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 56 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 56 = 2520,
    27/45 = 27 × 56/45 × 56 = 1512/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    60/56 = 60 × 45/56 × 45 = 2700/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/2520 < 2700/2520 or 27/45 < 60/56

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