The next case we can get into is when the numerators of the fractions are the same, but the denominators are different. The following rule is provided for such cases:

If we compare two fractions with identical numerators, the one with the smaller denominator is larger. And correspondingly smaller is the fraction whose denominator is larger.

For example, compare fractions 1621 and 1622. These fractions have the same numerators. A 1621 fraction has a smaller denominator than a 1622 fraction. So the fraction 1621 is larger than the fraction 1622. That's how we answer: 1623

This example can be easily understood if you think of pizzas that are divided into three and four parts. A 1621 pizza is bigger than a 1622 pizza:


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

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