## Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Would you rather have one-sixth of a pizza or one-fifth of a pizza?

Just like comparing and ordering whole numbers, you can compare and order fractions. Comparing and ordering fractions helps us know which fraction is greater or less than another fraction. To answer the question above, you must compare the two fractions 1/6 and 1/5.

Fraction strips and models can be very helpful when comparing and ordering fractions. Take a look at the fraction strips below to help you compare 1/6 and 1/5. You will notice that 1/6 is less than 1/5.

Just like comparing and ordering whole numbers, you can compare and order fractions. Comparing and ordering fractions helps us know which fraction is greater or less than another fraction. To answer the question above, you must compare the two fractions 1/6 and 1/5.

Fraction strips and models can be very helpful when comparing and ordering fractions. Take a look at the fraction strips below to help you compare 1/6 and 1/5. You will notice that 1/6 is less than 1/5.

1/6 < 1/5

## Fractions with the same denominator

It is really easy to compare and order fractions with the same denominator. Think of the two fractions 3/9 and 5/9. One way to compare these two fractions is to use fraction strips. By looking at the strips above, it is clear that 3/9 is less than 5/9.

**When comparing fractions with the same denominator, just compare numerators. The greater fraction is the fraction with the larger numerator.**## Fractions with the same numerator

Comparing fractions with different denominators can be very tricky, however there is a trick if the numerators are the same!

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