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Compare 27/90 and 40/56

27/90 is smaller than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 56 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 28 = 2520,
    27/90 = 27 × 28/90 × 28 = 756/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    40/56 = 40 × 45/56 × 45 = 1800/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/2520 < 1800/2520 or 27/90 < 40/56

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