Comparing Like Fractions



In comparing like fractions it is always easy to compare two or more because their denominators are same.



To compare two like fractions it is just enough to compare their numerators. If there are two like fractions, then the fraction with greater numerator is greater.



For example:



9/13 > 5/13 or 5/13 9/13 Also, 15/7 > 13/7 or 13/7 < 15/7

Three or more like fractions can be arranged in ascending or descending order by arranging their numerators in ascending or descending order.



For example:



The fractions, 13/8, 5/8, 7/8, 1/8, 11/8, 15/8 can be arranged in ascending

order as 1/8 < 5/8 < 7/8 < 11/8 < 13/8 < 15/8.



Similarly, the fractions 3/11, 1/11, 8/11, 6/11, 7/11, 9/11 can be arranged in

descending order as 9/11 < 8/11 < 7/11 < 6/11 < 3/11 < 1/11.



For example:



1. Compare the following fractions and put an appropriate signs < or >.



(i) 5/16 __ 2/16

Solution:

5/16 > 2/16



(ii) 3/6 __ 0/6

Solution:

3/6 > 0/6



(iii) 1/9 __ 6/9

Solution:

1/9 < 6/9



(iv) 8/12 __ 5/12

Solution:

8/12 > 5/12



(v) 3/11 __ 5/11

Solution:

3/11 < 5/11



(vi) 4/15 __ 0/15

Solution:

4/15 > 0/15



(vii) 2/20 __ 4/20

Solution:

2/20 < 4/20



(viii) 1/17 __ 13/17

Solution:

1/17 < 13/17




2. Arrange 0/8, 3/8, 6/8, 4/8 in ascending order

Solution:

0/8, 3/8, 4/8, 6/8.



3. Arrange 6/9, 4/9, 8/9, 3/9 in ascending order

Solution:

3/9, 4/9, 6/9, 8/9.



4. Arrange 3/6, 4/6, 2/6, 1/6, 5/6, 6/6, 0/6 in descending order.

Solution:

6/6, 5/6, 4/6, 3/6, 2/6, 1/6, 0/6.



5. Arrange 2/9, 7/9, 3/9, 4/9, 1/9, 6/9, 5/9 in descending order.

Solution:

7/9, 6/9, 5/9, 4/9, 3/9, 2/9, 1/9


Related Links :



Fraction.
  • Representations of Fractions on a Number Line.
  • Fraction as Division.
  • Types of Fractions.
  • Conversion of Mixed Fractions into Improper Fractions.
  • Conversion of Improper Fractions into Mixed Fractions.
  • Equivalent Fractions.
  • Interesting Fact about Equivalent Fractions.
  • Fractions in Lowest Terms.
  • Like and Unlike Fractions.
  • Comparing Like Fractions.
  • Comparing Unlike Fractions.
  • Addition and Subtraction of Like Fractions.
  • Addition and Subtraction of Unlike Fractions.
  • Inserting a Fraction between Two Given Fractions.




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