Calculate the simplification number and the numerator.

First, calculate the simplification number by dividing the two denominators.

Second, calculate the numerator by dividing it by the simplification number.

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**Step 1: Calculate the Simplification Number**

To calculate the *simplification number*, divide the denominator of the first fraction (27) by the denominator of the simplified fraction (9):

Simplification Number = 27 ÷ 9 = 3

**Step 2: Calculate the numerator**

To calculate the *numerator* of the simplified fraction, divide the numerator of the first fraction (12) by the simplification number (3):

Numerator = 12 ÷ 3 = 4