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# Comparing Fractions

As mathematicians, we often find ourselves working with fractions. Although this might sound a little complicated at first, we can compare these fractions easily in just a few steps. Follow this guide, and you''ll learn how to find out which fraction is greater.

## A quick review of terminology

Understanding basic terminology is important when working with fractions. The numerator represents the number of parts we have, while the denominator represents the total number of parts in the whole. For example, in the fraction

## How to Compare Fractions

Which fraction has the largest value,

To find out, let''s find a common denominator. We''ll use 77, since:

If we multiply:

and

7/11 = 7*7/11*7 = 49/77

Now we can see that

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