# Comparing Fractions Calculator

The fraction comparison is done by multiplying the numerator and denominator with a common number to get the same value. Then, the larger one is considered to greater than the other.

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When 2 fractions have the same denominator, the one the larger numerator is greater.

Example:
Compare the given fraction
5/5 and 2/3

Solution:
Here 5/5 is greater than 2/3

Example: Which is larger: 3/8 or 5/12  ?
If you multiply 8 × 3 you get 24 , and if you multiply 12 × 2 you also get 24, so let's try that (important: what you do to the bottom, you must also do to the top):

It is now easy to see that 9/24 is smaller than 10/24, (because 9 is smaller than 10).
so 5/12 is the larger fraction.

Table of some examples:

 is 2/3 greater than 5/12 Yes is 5/12 greater than 3/8 Yes is 5/12 greater than 2/3 NO is 3/8 bigger than 1/2 NO is 5/8 bigger than 1/2 NO is 5/8 bigger than 3/4 NO is 2/3 more than 1/2 Yes is 3/8 bigger than 1/4 Yes is 3/8 greater than 5/12 NO