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Comparing/Ordering Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.

See if some of these answers from the Dr. Math archives help you understand how to compare fractions or put them in order:

Comparing Fractions
What is the easiest way of telling that one fraction is bigger than another (e.g. 5/9 and 5/6)?

Comparing Fractions
How do you place fractions in descending or ascending order?

Comparing Fraction Size: Two Methods
What fraction is greatest, 5/13, 2/5, or 7/15?

Ordering Fractions
How do I order the fractions 2/3, 3/5, and 2/7?

Ordering Improper Fractions
How can I explain ordering improper fractions?

Putting Fractions in Order
I am trying to order fractions from least to greatest, but am having no luck.

Putting Rational Numbers in Order
I have to order 4/15, 6/17, and 3/16 from least to greatest, and I can't use a calculator.

Shortcut for Comparing Fractions
My teacher showed us how to cross multiply to compare fractions.

Fractions in Ascending Order
Rearrange b/a, d/c, bd/ac, b+d/a+c, 1 in ascending order...

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions
What are equivalent fractions and how do you use them?

Equivalent Fractions
I am trying to understand equivalent fractions like 6/12 = 1/2.

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