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

__Example__

Without a calculator, we need to decide which is larger.

**6/10 ** or ** 5/9**

We need to find the lowest common multiple of 10 and 9 to create common denominators and change both fractions into 90^{ths }

Starting with 6/10, we multiply 10 by 9 to get 90 as the denominator.

We have to do the same thing to the numerator, so we multiply 6 by 9 too, to get 54.

So, 6/10 has now become **54/90**

Now to 5/9

We multiply the denominator of 9 by 10 to get 90.

We need to do the same to the numerator of 5, so 5 x 10 gives us 50.

So, 5/9 has become **50/90 **

We now have 54/90 and 50/90

54/90 > 50/90, so** 6/10 > 5/9**

Let's have a go at some questions now.