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Compare 12/24 and 8/27

12/24 is greater than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 9 = 216,
    12/24 = 12 × 9/24 × 9 = 108/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    8/27 = 8 × 8/27 × 8 = 64/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/216 > 64/216 or 12/24 > 8/27

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