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Compare 84/24 and 20/27

1st number: 3 12/24, 2nd number: 20/27

84/24 is greater than 20/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 9 = 216,
    84/24 = 84 × 9/24 × 9 = 756/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    20/27 = 20 × 8/27 × 8 = 160/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/216 > 160/216 or 84/24 > 20/27

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