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Compare 7/27 and 24/12

1st number: 7/27, 2nd number: 2 0/12

7/27 is smaller than 24/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 12 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    7/27 = 7 × 4/27 × 4 = 28/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 9 = 108,
    24/12 = 24 × 9/12 × 9 = 216/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/108 < 216/108 or 7/27 < 24/12

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