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# Comparing like fractions

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.

Example 6.9 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

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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