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Compare 27/60 and 20/24

27/60 is smaller than 20/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 24 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    27/60 = 27 × 2/60 × 2 = 54/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    20/24 = 20 × 5/24 × 5 = 100/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/120 < 100/120 or 27/60 < 20/24

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