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Compare 2/20 and 24/27

2/20 is smaller than 24/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 27 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    2/20 = 2 × 27/20 × 27 = 54/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    24/27 = 24 × 20/27 × 20 = 480/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/540 < 480/540 or 2/20 < 24/27

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