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Compare 7/27 and 24/20

1st number: 7/27, 2nd number: 1 4/20

7/27 is smaller than 24/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 20 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 20 = 540,
    7/27 = 7 × 20/27 × 20 = 140/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    24/20 = 24 × 27/20 × 27 = 648/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/540 < 648/540 or 7/27 < 24/20

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