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Compare 7/27 and 96/80

1st number: 7/27, 2nd number: 1 16/80

7/27 is smaller than 96/80

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,
    7/27 = 7 × 80/27 × 80 = 560/2160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 27 = 2160,
    96/80 = 96 × 27/80 × 27 = 2592/2160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/2160 < 2592/2160 or 7/27 < 96/80

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