# Comparing Fractions

### Fractions with an Equal Denominator

The smaller fraction of two** fractions** with the** same denominator** is the fraction with the ** smaller numerator**.

### Fractions with an Equal Numerator

The smaller fraction of two** fractions** with the** same numerator** is the fraction with the **larger denominator**.

### With Different Numerators and Denominators

First, determine the common denominator:

Order the fractions from largest to smallest based on the value of the numerator (since the denominators are equal, the smallest fraction will have the smallest numerator):

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