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Compare 7/27 and 24/8

1st number: 7/27, 2nd number: 3 0/8

7/27 is smaller than 24/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 8 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    7/27 = 7 × 8/27 × 8 = 56/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    24/8 = 24 × 27/8 × 27 = 648/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/216 < 648/216 or 7/27 < 24/8

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