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# How do you compare 3 or more fractions?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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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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Q: How do you compare 3 or more fractions?
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It's easier to compare 1/3 and 1/4 when you convert them to the equivalent fractions 4/12 and 3/12

(2/3)2

### How do you do compare and order fractions and mixed numbers?

It may be simplest to convert them all to a common form: rational fractions, decimal fractions or percentages and then compare them. When you are more expert, you may be able to convert them pairwise into a common basis and compare.

### What fraction is bigger seven eighths or nine tenths?

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### Is 3 over 4 or 5 over 8 bigger?

To compare fractions, convert them to a common denominator - in this case, a denominator of 8 will work.To compare fractions, convert them to a common denominator - in this case, a denominator of 8 will work.To compare fractions, convert them to a common denominator - in this case, a denominator of 8 will work.To compare fractions, convert them to a common denominator - in this case, a denominator of 8 will work.

### How do you compare dissimilar fractions compare the numerator?

Two ways: convert them to decimals or convert them to similar fractions and compare the numerators.

you compare them

### How do you compare fractions in terms of similar and dissimilar fractions?

You can compare similar fractions by looking at their numerators. You can compare dissimilar fractions by converting them to similar fractions and looking at their numerators. You can convert a dissimilar fraction to a similar fraction by finding the least common denominator.

### Are the fractions half and Three fourths equivalent?

To compare if they are the same (ie equivalent fractions), make them both into equivalent fractions with the same denominator and compare the numerators. To find equivalent fractions multiply (or divide) both the numerator and denominator by the same number. &rarr; 1/2 = (1&times;2)/(2&times;2) = 2/4 &rarr; 3/4 = 3/4 The two fractions now have the same denominator (4), so compare their numerators: &frac12; now has a numerator of 2 whereas &frac34; (still ) has a numerator of 3. 2 does not equal 3 so &frac12; does not equal &frac34;; ie &frac12; and &frac34; are not equivalent fractions.

### How do you compare one ratio against another ratio?

You divide them. For instance, to compare 1:3 against 3:5, treat them as fractions (1/3 and 3/5) and divide, in this case getting 5/9, which says that 1:3 is slightly more than half of 3:5. Remember that you can divide fractions by inverting one of them and multiplying - 1/3 divided by 3/5 is the same as 1/3 multiplied by 5/3.

### How do you find fractions from least to greatest?

you have to compare the common fractions

### How do you compare fractions?

You can either convert fractions to decimals and compare the decimal numbers; find equivalent fractions with the same denominator and then compare numerators or find equivalent fractions with the same numerator and then compare denominators.