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.
Compare the given fraction
5/5 and 2/3
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|