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Compare 7/27 and 48/40

1st number: 7/27, 2nd number: 1 8/40

7/27 is smaller than 48/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 40 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    7/27 = 7 × 40/27 × 40 = 280/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    48/40 = 48 × 27/40 × 27 = 1296/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/1080 < 1296/1080 or 7/27 < 48/40

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