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Compare 7/81 and 24/4

1st number: 7/81, 2nd number: 6 0/4

7/81 is smaller than 24/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 81 and 4 is 324
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 81 × 4 = 324,
    7/81 = 7 × 4/81 × 4 = 28/324
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 81 = 324,
    24/4 = 24 × 81/4 × 81 = 1944/324
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/324 < 1944/324 or 7/81 < 24/4

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