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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.

'Identify the Larger Fraction ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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?

You want to know which fraction is larger.

3
4
or
4
5

 

 

Answer

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.

Which is larger?

 

2
8
or
2
3
2/8

2/3

Which is larger?

 

3
7
or
4
9
3/7

4/9

Which is larger?

 

12
13
or
1
3
12/13

1/3

Which is larger?

 

4
5
or
3
10
4/5

3/10

Which is larger?

 

5
8
or
2
10
5/8

2/10

Which is larger?

 

7
11
or
4
7
7/11

4/7

Which is larger?

 

1
8
or
7
14
1/8

7/14

Which is larger?

 

1
17
or
15
18
1/17

15/18

Which is larger?

 

5
7
or
8
14
5/7

8/14

Which is larger?

 

4
12
or
3
15
4/12

3/15

  • Question 1

Which is larger?

 

2
8
or
2
3
CORRECT ANSWER
2/3
EDDIE SAYS
2/8 is 6/24.
2/3 is 16/24.
  • Question 2

Which is larger?

 

3
7
or
4
9
CORRECT ANSWER
4/9
EDDIE SAYS
3/7 is 27/63.
4/9 is 28/63.
  • Question 3

Which is larger?

 

12
13
or
1
3
CORRECT ANSWER
12/13
EDDIE SAYS
12/13 is 36/39.
1/3 is 13/39.
  • Question 4

Which is larger?

 

4
5
or
3
10
CORRECT ANSWER
4/5
EDDIE SAYS
4/5 is 8/10.
3/10 is 3/10!
  • Question 5

Which is larger?

 

5
8
or
2
10
CORRECT ANSWER
5/8
EDDIE SAYS
5/8 is 25/40.
2/10 is 8/40.
  • Question 6

Which is larger?

 

7
11
or
4
7
CORRECT ANSWER
7/11
EDDIE SAYS
7/11 is 49/77.
4/7 is 44/77.
  • Question 7

Which is larger?

 

1
8
or
7
14
CORRECT ANSWER
7/14
EDDIE SAYS
7/14 is 1/2, which is bigger than 1/8.
  • Question 8

Which is larger?

 

1
17
or
15
18
CORRECT ANSWER
15/18
EDDIE SAYS
1/17 is tiny compared to 15/18, which is much closer to a whole.
  • Question 9

Which is larger?

 

5
7
or
8
14
CORRECT ANSWER
5/7
EDDIE SAYS
5/7 is 10/14, which is bigger than 8/14.
  • Question 10

Which is larger?

 

4
12
or
3
15
CORRECT ANSWER
4/12
EDDIE SAYS
4/12 is 1/3.
3/15 is 1/5.
1/3 is bigger than 1/5.
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