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Compare 50/60 and 50/27

1st number: 50/60, 2nd number: 1 23/27

50/60 is smaller than 50/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 27 is 540

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 9 = 540,
    50/60 = 50 × 9/60 × 9 = 450/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    50/27 = 50 × 20/27 × 20 = 1000/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/540 < 1000/540 or 50/60 < 50/27

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