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Compare 27/90 and 40/16

1st number: 27/90, 2nd number: 2 8/16

27/90 is smaller than 40/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 16 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 16 × 45 = 720,
    40/16 = 40 × 45/16 × 45 = 1800/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 216/720 < 1800/720 or 27/90 < 40/16

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