Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 70/20 and 50/27

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 1 23/27

70/20 is greater than 50/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 27 is 540

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    70/20 = 70 × 27/20 × 27 = 1890/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    50/27 = 50 × 20/27 × 20 = 1000/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1890/540 > 1000/540 or 70/20 > 50/27

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com