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Compare 50/27 and 10/80

1st number: 1 23/27, 2nd number: 10/80

50/27 is greater than 10/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 80 is 2160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 80 = 2160,
    50/27 = 50 × 80/27 × 80 = 4000/2160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 27 = 2160,
    10/80 = 10 × 27/80 × 27 = 270/2160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4000/2160 > 270/2160 or 50/27 > 10/80

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