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Put Two Fractions in Order

In this worksheet, students decide which of two fractions is larger by using common denominators to compare their sizes.

'Put Two Fractions in Order' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Order for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, we must decide which of two fractions is larger and then use the < or > symbol.

 

Example

Without a calculator, we want to decide which is larger

 

6
10
 
or
 
5
9
 

 

 We can use common denominators and change both fractions into 90ths.

 

6
10
=
6×9
10×9
=
54
90
 

 

5
9
=
5×10
9×10
=
50
90
 

 

54
90
>
50
90
  ie.  
6
10
>
5
9
 

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

8
3
 
 
 
1
4
 
>

<

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

1
12
 
 
 
12
10
 
>

<

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

1
8
 
 
 
11
12
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

9
10
 
 
 
8
10
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

5
6
 
 
 
10
2
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

12
8
 
 
 
12
5
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

5
8
 
 
 
1
8
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

12
5
 
 
 
7
2
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

3
2
 
 
 
12
7
 
<

>

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

10
11
 
 
 
10
8
 
<

>

  • Question 1

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

8
3
 
 
 
1
4
 
CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 12
  • Question 2

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

1
12
 
 
 
12
10
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 60 OR 120
  • Question 3

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

1
8
 
 
 
11
12
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 24, 48 etc
  • Question 4

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

9
10
 
 
 
8
10
 
CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
These can be directly compared as the denominator is already the same
  • Question 5

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

5
6
 
 
 
10
2
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 6, 12 etc
  • Question 6

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

12
8
 
 
 
12
5
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 40, 80, 120 etc
  • Question 7

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

5
8
 
 
 
1
8
 
CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
These can be directly compared as the denominators are the same
  • Question 8

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

12
5
 
 
 
7
2
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of10, 20 , 30 etc
  • Question 9

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

3
2
 
 
 
12
7
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 14, 28, 42 etc
  • Question 10

Find which of the following fractions is larger. 

10
11
 
 
 
10
8
 
CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
Change both numbers to have a denominator of 88, 176, 264 etc
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