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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:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare and Order 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?

Chocolate bar

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.

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