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Q: How can you tell which fraction is smaller by looking at their denominators?

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The bigger the denominator(lowest) the smaller the fraction

It would be a smaller number, but without knowing what fraction it is raised to, you can't tell how much smaller.

The numerator is smaller than the denominator.

Then the fraction with the smaller denominator is larger.

If the numerator (top number) is smaller than the denominator (bottom number), then the value of the fraction is less than ' 1 '.

Generally, it's easier to convert a fraction to a decimal than the reverse, but either way, convert one to the other and compare them.

if the number above the bottom number is smaller than half of the bottom number, the fraction is less than half. For example, say the fraction is 3/8, half of the bottom number is 4. 3 is smaller than 4 therefore the fraction is less than half.

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The correct spelling is fractions instead of fractans. Comparing fractions means to tell which fraction is smaller and which is bigger.

It is the value of the fraction.

Knowing the LCM of the denominators of unlike fractions will help you find the least common denominator, a necessary step in adding and subtracting them. Knowing the GCF of a numerator and denominator will tell you if the fraction can be reduced.

Two ways: If they're unlike fractions, convert them to like fractions with a common denominator and compare numerators. Convert them to decimals by dividing their denominators into their numerators and see which is greater.

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