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496 is smaller than 1027

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 96 and 27 is**864**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 864 - For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 9 = 864,

496 = 4 × 996 × 9 = 36864 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 32 = 864,

1027 = 10 × 3227 × 32 = 320864 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 36864 < 320864 or 496 < 1027

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