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Compare 9/5 and 2/27

1st number: 1 4/5, 2nd number: 2/27

9/5 is greater than 2/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    9/5 = 9 × 27/5 × 27 = 243/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    2/27 = 2 × 5/27 × 5 = 10/135
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 243/135 > 10/135 or 9/5 > 2/27

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