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Comparing Fractions Help

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 21, 2011

Comparing Fractions

To compare two or more fractions:

  • Step 1 Find the LCD of the fractions
  • Step 2 Change the fractions to higher terms using the LCD .
  • Step 3 Compare the numerators .

Example

Which is larger: Comparing Fractions or Comparing Fractions ?

Solution

Comparing Fractions

Since 32 is larger than 21, the fraction Comparing Fractions is larger than Comparing Fractions .

Comparing Fractions Practice Problems

Practice

Which is larger:

1. Comparing Fractions

2. Comparing Fractions

3. Comparing Fractions

4. Comparing Fractions

5. Comparing Fractions

Answers

1. Comparing Fractions

2. Comparing Fractions

3. Comparing Fractions

4. Comparing Fractions

5. Comparing Fractions

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: More Advanced Fractions Practice Test.

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