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Compare 45/27 and 81/7

1st number: 1 18/27, 2nd number: 11 4/7

45/27 is smaller than 81/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 7 is 189
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 7 = 189,
    45/27 = 45 × 7/27 × 7 = 315/189
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 27 = 189,
    81/7 = 81 × 27/7 × 27 = 2187/189
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 315/189 < 2187/189 or 45/27 < 81/7

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