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Compare 27/70 and 56/24

1st number: 27/70, 2nd number: 2 8/24

27/70 is smaller than 56/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 24 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 12 = 840,
    27/70 = 27 × 12/70 × 12 = 324/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    56/24 = 56 × 35/24 × 35 = 1960/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/840 < 1960/840 or 27/70 < 56/24

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