To compare like fractions, check the numerators of the given fractions. In like fractions, the fraction with the greater numerator is the greater fraction.

**Comparing like fractions**

To compare like fractions, check the
numerators of the given fractions.

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__Example 6.9__

Compare the shaded and unshaded part
in the following figure.

**Solution**

A strip is divided into 7 equal parts.
It means that each part represent 1/7

To coloured part is 3/7 = 1/7 + 1/7 +1/7

The uncoloured part is 4 /7 = 1/7 +
1/7 +1/7 +1/7

The coloured part is less than the
uncoloured part.

This tells us that 3/7 is less than
4/7

This is written as 3/7 < 4/7

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__Example 6.10__

Compare the different shaded parts in
the following figure.

**Solution**

This strip is divided into 5 equal
parts. 2 out of 5 parts have one colour and 1 has another colour.

The fraction of blue coloured pard =
2/5

The fraction of yellow coloured part =
1/5

Comparing the numerators 2 and 1, we
find 2 > 1

Thereford 2/5 > 1/5

In like fractions, the
fraction with the greater numerator is the greater fraction.

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