**Rule 1: If the denominators of the two fractions are same, then the fraction with larger numerator is greater.**

Example: Compare Solution: The fractions

$\frac{3}{4}$ and

$\frac{1}{4}$ have same denominator. So,

$\frac{3}{4}$ is greater than

$\frac{1}{4}$

** **$\frac{3}{4}$ > $\frac{1}{4}$

**Rule 2: If the numerators of the two fractions are same, then the fraction with smaller denominator is greater.**

Example: Compare Solution: The fractions

$\frac{2}{4}$ and

$\frac{2}{8}$ have same numerator. So,

$\frac{2}{4}$ is greater than

$\frac{2}{8}$

$\frac{2}{4}$ > $\frac{2}{8}$

Rule 3: If both numerator and denominator of the two fractions are different, then multiply the numerator and denominator of both the fractions with same numbers so as to have same denominator. Then, compare the numerator of the two fractions. **Example: Compare **

Solution: The fractions

$\frac{2}{3}$ and

$\frac{3}{4}$ are unlike
fractions. We need to multiply

$\frac{2}{3}$ by

$\frac{4}{4}$ and
multiply

$\frac{3}{4}$ by

$\frac{3}{3}$ to get same denominator.

$\frac{2}{3} \times \frac{4}{4} = \frac{8}{12}$ and

$\frac{3}{4} \times \frac{3}{3} = \frac{9}{12}$

Now, on comparing the numerators. The fraction

$\frac{3}{4}$ which is
equal to

$\frac{9}{12}$ is greater than

$\frac{2}{3}$ which is equal to

$\frac{8}{12}$.

$\frac{2}{3}$ < $\frac{3}{4}$