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Compare 1/24 and 5/7

1/24 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 7 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    1/24 = 1 × 7/24 × 7 = 7/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    5/7 = 5 × 24/7 × 24 = 120/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/168 < 120/168 or 1/24 < 5/7

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