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When we compare we want to determine whether the
fractions are equivalent, or if one is greater than the other.

Symbols are use when comparing fractions. These symbols
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Comparing Fractions When the denominators and
numerators are different
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>  greater than  
Create new fractions with the same denominator. This
makes them easy to compare.
Find the least common multiple ( LCD )
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3/8
5/8
3/8
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Example:
Compare the fraction 2/4 and 4/6 which is larger ?
12 is the least common multiple of 4 and 6.
Use 12 for the common denominator.
2/4 x 3/3 = 6/12
4/6 x 2/2 = 8/12
5/8 is more than 3/8, so 3/8 is less than 5/8
Now that we have two fractions with the same denominators, we
know that the fraction with the largest
numerator is bigger.
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4/6
2/4
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Denominators
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Comparing Fractions With Unlike Denominators
Example
Answer is
4/6
2/4
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