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Compare 70/27 and 35/20

1st number: 2 16/27, 2nd number: 1 15/20

70/27 is greater than 35/20

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    70/27 = 70 × 20/27 × 20 = 1400/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    35/20 = 35 × 27/20 × 27 = 945/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1400/540 > 945/540 or 70/27 > 35/20

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