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Compare 7/20 and 49/27

1st number: 7/20, 2nd number: 1 22/27

7/20 is smaller than 49/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    7/20 = 7 × 27/20 × 27 = 189/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    49/27 = 49 × 20/27 × 20 = 980/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 189/540 < 980/540 or 7/20 < 49/27

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