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Compare 7/3 and 2/27

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2/27

7/3 is greater than 2/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 9 = 27,
    7/3 = 7 × 9/3 × 9 = 63/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    2/27 = 2 × 1/27 × 1 = 2/27
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/27 > 2/27 or 7/3 > 2/27

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