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Compare 70/40 and 75/27

1st number: 1 30/40, 2nd number: 2 21/27

70/40 is smaller than 75/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    70/40 = 70 × 27/40 × 27 = 1890/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    75/27 = 75 × 40/27 × 40 = 3000/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1890/1080 < 3000/1080 or 70/40 < 75/27

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