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The smaller fraction has the smaller numerator.

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Q: How do you compare fractions that have the same denominator?
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What do fractions need to have to compare them?

The same numerator or the same denominator.


What do you do when comparing fractions and the denominator and the numerator are different?

Convert them into equivalent fractions with the same denominator and then compare the numerators.


When comparing fractions with the same you only have to compare the?

Numerator, Denominator or Denominator, Numerator.


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.


How do you compare 3 or more fractions?

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


How do you compare fractions with the same denominator but different numerators?

The fractions can be ordered according to the order of their numerators.


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.


What is a wy to compare two fractions when the denominator are the same?

They are in the same order, by size, as their numerators.


What are fractions that have the same denominator called?

Like Fractions


How do you order fractions with unlike denominators?

You can convert them to equivalent fractions with like denominators, then simply compare the numerators.You might also convert each fraction to a decimal (divide the numerator by the denominator); then you can also compare them.


Why is it easier to compare percent than fractions?

Because percentages are essentially the numerators of fractions with the same denominator, 100.


Why is it easier to compare fractions with the same rather than denominator?

If the fractions have different denominators, you need to: 1) Convert to equivalent fractions with a common denominator, 2) Compare the numerators. If the fractions already have the same denominator, there is no need for the first step - which happens to be the most difficult step. Note that as a shortcut, you don't need the LEAST common denominator, any denominator can do. Thus, you can just use the product of the two denominators as the common denominator. As a result, to compare the fractions, you simply multiply the numerator of each fraction by the denominator of the other one, and then compare. However, this is still more work than simply comparing two numbers.