The fractions that need to be compared are different. The best case is when the fractions have the same denominators, but different numerators. In this case, the following rule applies:

**Of two fractions with the same denominators, the one with the larger numerator is larger. The fraction with the smaller numerator is smaller.**

For example, compare fractions and and answer which of these fractions is larger. The denominators are the same, but the numerators are different. Fraction has a larger numerator than fraction . It means that is larger than . That's how we answer. Answer with the bigger sign (>).

This example can be easily understood if you think of pizzas that are divided into four parts. A pizza is bigger than a pizza:

Everyone would agree that the first pizza is bigger than the second.

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