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Compare 7/27 and 72/4

1st number: 7/27, 2nd number: 18 0/4

7/27 is smaller than 72/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 4 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 4 × 27 = 108,
    72/4 = 72 × 27/4 × 27 = 1944/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/108 < 1944/108 or 7/27 < 72/4

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