**Comparison of Fractions**

The following points are found useful while comparing two or more fractions.

(a) If the denominators of the fractions are same, the largest is one whose numerator is the largest.

(b) If the numerators of the fractions are same, the largest is one whose denominator is the smallest.

(c) If neither the numerators nor the denominators of the fractions are same, then they are converted into equivalent fractions of the same denominator by taking the L.C.M. of the denominators of the given fractions. Then the fractions are compared accordingly.

(d) Two fractions can also be compared by cross-multiplication method.

(e) If the difference of the numerator and denominator of each of the given fractions be same, then the fraction of the largest numerator is the largest.