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Compare 27/90 and 20/48

27/90 is smaller than 20/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 48 is 720

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 8 = 720,
    27/90 = 27 × 8/90 × 8 = 216/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    20/48 = 20 × 15/48 × 15 = 300/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 216/720 < 300/720 or 27/90 < 20/48

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