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Compare 9/3 and 12/27

1st number: 3 0/3, 2nd number: 12/27

9/3 is greater than 12/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 9 = 27,
    9/3 = 9 × 9/3 × 9 = 81/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    12/27 = 12 × 1/27 × 1 = 12/27
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/27 > 12/27 or 9/3 > 12/27

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