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Compare 27/75 and 20/32

27/75 is smaller than 20/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 32 is 2400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 32 = 2400,
    27/75 = 27 × 32/75 × 32 = 864/2400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 75 = 2400,
    20/32 = 20 × 75/32 × 75 = 1500/2400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/2400 < 1500/2400 or 27/75 < 20/32

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