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Find the equivalent fractions with the same denominator (the least common multiple) and then compare the numerators.

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You cannot compare fractions by using the GCF since GCF determines the common factors of both fractions. Instead, use the LCD to compare the fractions. Find the LCM of the denominator terms of the fractions. Then, obtain the fractions with the common denominators. Finally, compare the numerator values to determine which fraction is the greatest/least.


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What does it mean to compare fractions?

From what I remember, usually comparing 2 fractions means to determine which one is greater. For example compare 2/3 and 3/4. Either convert both to decimal if you're allowed to have a calculator, then you can certainly do that by just dividing. Or you can find a common denominator for the two fractions, and compare the equivalent fractions. In this case the lowest common denominator is 12, and 2/3 is 8/12 and 3/4 is 9/12. Since 9 is bigger than 8, then 9/12 is greater than 8/12, and 3/4 is greater than 2/3.


Are the fractions half and Three fourths equivalent?

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To compare to fractions, please convert them to a common denominator. (1) Find the common denominator, (2) Convert both fractions to this common denominator, (3) Compare the numerators.


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Is 2 over 5 more than 3 over 7?

I suggest you do the following: 1) Find a common denominator of 5 and 7. (It need not be the least common denominator; multiplying the two denominators works for our purposes.) 2) Convert both fractions to equivalent fractions with this denominator. 3) Compare the numerators of the fractions thus converted.


How do you arrange fractions 2-3 5-6 7-12?

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