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Learn how to compare two fractions. \frac{3}{5}\,<\,\frac{2}{3}.

 

When considering the two fractions \frac{3}{5} and \frac{2}{3}, which fraction is bigger? How can you tell?

One way to compare these two fractions is to find a common denominator and then compare the numerators.

\frac{3}{5}\,=\,\frac{9}{15}

\frac{2}{3}\,=\,\frac{10}{15}

Since it is easy to see that \frac{9}{15}\,<\,\frac{10}{15}, then we know that

\frac{3}{5}\,<\,\frac{2}{3}

 

 


 

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Self-Check


Q1: Compare using <, >, or =. \,\,\,\frac{3}{4}\,\,[\,\,\,\,\,]\,\,\frac{7}{8}\,\,\, [show answer]


Q2: Compare using <, >, or =. \,\,\,\frac{2}{3}\,\,[\,\,\,\,\,]\,\,\frac{3}{5}\,\,\, [show answer]


Q3: Compare using <, >, or =. \,\,\,\frac{4}{6}\,\,[\,\,\,\,\,]\,\,\frac{6}{9}\,\,\, [show answer]


 

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