Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

1^{st} number: 3/4, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/6

34 is smaller than 86

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 6 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,

34 = 3 × 34 × 3 = 912 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,

86 = 8 × 26 × 2 = 1612 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 912 < 1612 or 34 < 86

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:

Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related: ^{6}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{16}/_{6} ^{3}/_{8} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{12} ^{9}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{24}/_{6} ^{3}/_{12} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{18} ^{15}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{40}/_{6} ^{3}/_{20} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{30} ^{21}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{56}/_{6} ^{3}/_{28} and ^{8}/_{6} ^{3}/_{4} and ^{8}/_{42}

© everydaycalculation.com