To Compare Natural Fraction and identifies greater and Smaller.

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Compare Natural Fraction and identifies greater and Smaller.__

**Introduction**

**Mother**: Muthamizh and Sentamizh come here

**Muthamizh &
Sentamizh**: Yes, Amma

(Mother had four equal parts of a watermelon. She gave them each one piece of
the watermelon)

**Sentamizh** :
Amma, I need one more piece? (She gave another piece to him)

**Muthamizh** : Amma
you gave more than one piece to brother, that’s 1/4 for me and 2/4 for brother.

**Mother** :
Muthamizh! Sentamizh is your younger brother know? So only I gave him ok, eat
it and then play (After returned from the play)

**Sentamizh** :
Amma, I am hungry (Mother gave last piece of the watermelon to him)

**Muthamizh** : Amma
you gave me 1/4 part of the watermelon. For brother you gave 2/4 it’s more than 1/4. Now you gave the
last piece (1/4) part to brother so you gave more (3/4) parts of the
watermelon.

**Mother** : you Know, your brother never tolerate his hungry? I have milk for you,
go and drink it.

The four equal pieces of the
watermelon

A piece given to Muthamizh = 1/4

First a piece given to Sentamizh
= 1/4

Again a piece given to Sentamizh
= 2/4

Muthamizh Compares her piece of
fruit with his brother and realizes that her mother gives more pieces to him
than her. 2/4 is greater than 1/4 or

1/4 < 2/4

Sentamizh after finished his
playing he ate one more piece = 1/4

So totally he ate = 3/4 (three
fourth)

Muthamizh now realize that 3/4 is greater than 2/4,
Muthamizh Compares all the
three:

3/4 is greater than 1/4

3/4 is greater than 2/4

Thus: 1/4 < 2/4 < 3/4

1/4 < 2/4 < 3/4

Simple fraction (or like
fraction)

1/4 < 2/4 < 3/4

The shaded portion of the
circle’s fraction

1/4, 2/4, 3/4

respectively

Here 1, 2, 3 = Numerator

4, 4, 4 = Denominator

Thus the fractions have same
denominator, such fractions are called similar or like fraction.

Similar (like) fraction are
fraction with same denominators.

**EXAMPLE 1**

Identify which one is greater or
smaller

• If you observe the pictures you
can notice that they are equally divided.

• In the 1^{st} picture
one part is shaded so its fraction = 1/4

• In the 2^{nd} picture
two parts are shaded. So its fraction = 2/4

In picture 2 the shaded portion
is greater than picture 1.

Picture 2 is greater than picture
1

∴ 2/4 > 1/4

**EXAMPLE 2**

1st picture's
fraction = 2/5

2nd picture's
fraction = 3/5

Here the shaded portion of the 2^{nd} picture is
high, so the 2^{nd} picture is
greater than the first.

In other words we can say picture 1 is smaller than
picture 2

2/5 < 3/5 ( 2/5 is smaller than 3/5)

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