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Compare 27/75 and 20/56

27/75 is greater than 20/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 56 is 4200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 4200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 56 = 4200,
    27/75 = 27 × 56/75 × 56 = 1512/4200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 75 = 4200,
    20/56 = 20 × 75/56 × 75 = 1500/4200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/4200 > 1500/4200 or 27/75 > 20/56

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