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Compare 9/28 and 27/30

9/28 is smaller than 27/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 30 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 15 = 420,
    9/28 = 9 × 15/28 × 15 = 135/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    27/30 = 27 × 14/30 × 14 = 378/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/420 < 378/420 or 9/28 < 27/30

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