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Compare 7/27 and 24/28

7/27 is smaller than 24/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 28 is 756
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 28 = 756,
    7/27 = 7 × 28/27 × 28 = 196/756
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 27 = 756,
    24/28 = 24 × 27/28 × 27 = 648/756
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/756 < 648/756 or 7/27 < 24/28

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