## Fraction Comparison - Sample Math Practice Problems

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### Complexity=2, Mode=same-v

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1.
 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5

 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/8

 45
 48
2.
 1/2 1/2

 1/2

 22
 12

### Complexity=2, Mode=bench-v

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1.

 810
 36
2.
 1/10

 1/5 1/5 1/5

 110
 35

### Complexity=2, Mode=-v

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1.
 12
 510
2.
 12
 46

### Complexity=2

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1.
 14
 18
2.
 12
 12

### Complexity=2, Mode=same-v

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1
 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5

 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/8

 45
 48
Solution
When the numerators are the same, compare the denominators.
The smaller the number in the denominator, the larger each fractional part is. (see diagram)
This is because the whole is divided into fewer parts so each part is larger.
1/5 > 1/8
So,
 45
>
 48
2
 1/2 1/2

 1/2

 22
 12
Solution
When the denominators are the same, compare the numerators.
2 > 1
So,
 22
>
 12

### Complexity=2, Mode=bench-v

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1

 810
 36
Solution
Simplify 8/10 to 4/5.
Simplify 3/6 to 1/2.
So you are now comparing 4/5 and 1/2
When comparing fractions with different denominators, find equivalent fractions with like denominators to compare.
Find a common denominator:
For 5:   5 × 2 = 10.
For 2:   2 × 5 = 10.

Find equivalent fractions:
 45
× 2
× 2
=
 810
 12
× 5
× 5
=
 510
Compare:
 810
>
 510
2
 1/10

 1/5 1/5 1/5

 110
 35
Solution
When comparing fractions with different denominators, find equivalent fractions with like denominators to compare.
Find a common denominator:
For 10:   10 × 1 = 10.
For 5:   5 × 2 = 10.

Find equivalent fractions:
 110
 35
× 2
× 2
=
 610
Compare:
 110
<
 610

### Complexity=2, Mode=-v

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1
 12
 510
Solution
 12
is equivalent to
 510
2
 12
 46
Solution
When comparing fractions with different denominators, find equivalent fractions with like denominators to compare.
Find a common denominator:
For 2:   2 × 3 = 6.
For 6:   6 × 1 = 6.

Find equivalent fractions:
 12
× 3
× 3
=
 36
 46
Compare:
 36
<
 46

### Complexity=2

Use >, <, or = to relate the two fractions.
1
 14
 18
Solution
When the numerators are the same, compare the denominators.
The smaller the number in the denominator, the larger each fractional part is. (see diagram)
This is because the whole is divided into fewer parts so each part is larger.
So,
 14
>
 18