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Compare 70/27 and 48/40

1st number: 2 16/27, 2nd number: 1 8/40

70/27 is greater than 48/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 40 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    70/27 = 70 × 40/27 × 40 = 2800/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    48/40 = 48 × 27/40 × 27 = 1296/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2800/1080 > 1296/1080 or 70/27 > 48/40

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