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Compare 4/12 and 27/50

4/12 is smaller than 27/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 50 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    4/12 = 4 × 25/12 × 25 = 100/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    27/50 = 27 × 6/50 × 6 = 162/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/300 < 162/300 or 4/12 < 27/50

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