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Compare 90/27 and 50/40

1st number: 3 9/27, 2nd number: 1 10/40

90/27 is greater than 50/40

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    90/27 = 90 × 40/27 × 40 = 3600/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    50/40 = 50 × 27/40 × 27 = 1350/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3600/1080 > 1350/1080 or 90/27 > 50/40

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