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Compare 70/80 and 25/27

70/80 is smaller than 25/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 27 is 2160

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 27 = 2160,
    70/80 = 70 × 27/80 × 27 = 1890/2160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 80 = 2160,
    25/27 = 25 × 80/27 × 80 = 2000/2160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1890/2160 < 2000/2160 or 70/80 < 25/27

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