Compare Fractions

This tutorial will explain how to compare fractions. There are two methods: change the fractions to decimals OR change the fractions to have a common denominator.

Change the Fractions to Decimals


  1. Convert the fractions to decimals.
  2. Compare the decimals

Example of Fractions to Decimals

Convert fractions to decimals, then compare.

change fraction to decimal


compare fractions as decimals

Change the Fractions to a Common Denominator

  1. Change all fractions to have the same denominator.
  2. Then compare numerators.

Example of Changing Fractions to a Common Denominator

common denominator

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