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Compare 24/35 and 27/7

1st number: 24/35, 2nd number: 3 6/7

24/35 is smaller than 27/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 1 = 35,
    24/35 = 24 × 1/35 × 1 = 24/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    27/7 = 27 × 5/7 × 5 = 135/35
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/35 < 135/35 or 24/35 < 27/7

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