# 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:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare and Order Fractions

Difficulty level:

### 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?

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.

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

Which is larger?

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

Which is larger?

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

Which is larger?

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

Which is larger?

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

Which is larger?

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

Which is larger?

 1 8
or
 7 14
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
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
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
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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