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Compare 21/27 and 24/4

1st number: 21/27, 2nd number: 6 0/4

21/27 is smaller than 24/4

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,
    21/27 = 21 × 4/27 × 4 = 84/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    24/4 = 24 × 27/4 × 27 = 648/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/108 < 648/108 or 21/27 < 24/4

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