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Compare 7/60 and 7/27

7/60 is smaller than 7/27

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,
    7/60 = 7 × 9/60 × 9 = 63/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    7/27 = 7 × 20/27 × 20 = 140/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/540 < 140/540 or 7/60 < 7/27

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