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Compare 6/60 and 8/27

6/60 is smaller than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 9 = 540,
    6/60 = 6 × 9/60 × 9 = 54/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    8/27 = 8 × 20/27 × 20 = 160/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/540 < 160/540 or 6/60 < 8/27

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