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Compare 1/24 and 5/54

1/24 is smaller than 5/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 54 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 9 = 216,
    1/24 = 1 × 9/24 × 9 = 9/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    5/54 = 5 × 4/54 × 4 = 20/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/216 < 20/216 or 1/24 < 5/54

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