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24 is smaller than 47

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 7 is**28**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 28 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,

24 = 2 × 74 × 7 = 1428 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,

47 = 4 × 47 × 4 = 1628 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1428 < 1628 or 24 < 47

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