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Compare 27/60 and 80/48

1st number: 27/60, 2nd number: 1 32/48

27/60 is smaller than 80/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 48 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    27/60 = 27 × 4/60 × 4 = 108/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    80/48 = 80 × 5/48 × 5 = 400/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/240 < 400/240 or 27/60 < 80/48

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