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Compare 1/27 and 8/4

1st number: 1/27, 2nd number: 2 0/4

1/27 is smaller than 8/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 4 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    1/27 = 1 × 4/27 × 4 = 4/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    8/4 = 8 × 27/4 × 27 = 216/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/108 < 216/108 or 1/27 < 8/4

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