  # Identify the Larger Fraction

In this worksheet, students must identify the larger of the two given fractions. Equivalent fractions or common sense may be used. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Fractions

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, we will learn how to identify the larger of two fractions.

Example

What would you rather have:

3/4 or 4/5 of a chocolate bar? Which fraction is larger?

 3 4
or
 4 5

We use equivalent fractions to change quarters and fifths into twentieths, so that they are then easier to compare.

 3 4
=
 6 8
=
 9 12
=
 15 20

and

 4 5
=
 8 10
=
 16 20

Now we can see:

 16 20
is larger than
 15 20

and so

 4 5
>
 3 4

Sometimes we can use 'common sense'.

Remember, for example, that 1/3 is bigger than 1/4.

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