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Comparison of the size of fractions

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Here's how to compare fractions with one another.

Comparison of fractions of the same name

The easiest way to compare fractions is when they have the same name. The larger numerator then indicates the larger fraction.
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Sort the fractions. Start with the smallest.

Comparison of fractions with the same number

To compare numerator-like fractions, look at their denominators. A larger denominator means that the numerator is divided into smaller parts. Thus, the break is also smaller overall. The larger denominator indicates the smaller fraction.
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Sort the fractions. Start with the smallest.
   

Comparison of dissimilar fractions

To compare, you can make fractions of the same name with the same name by expanding or shortening them.
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