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Compare 6/4 and 8/27

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 8/27

6/4 is greater than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 27 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    6/4 = 6 × 27/4 × 27 = 162/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    8/27 = 8 × 4/27 × 4 = 32/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 162/108 > 32/108 or 6/4 > 8/27

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