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Fraction Comparison 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.

Fraction Calculator (comparison)

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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):

     

    × 3

     

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    3

     = 

    9

       

    8

    24

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    × 3

     

    and

     

    × 2

     

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    5

     = 

    10

       

    12

    24

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    × 2

     

    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.