# Fractions Comparison Calculator

Fraction A
Fraction B
5/9 > 3/8
5/9 is greater than 3/8
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## Work with steps - Fractions Comparison

Question:
Which is Bigger or Smaller?
5/9 or 3/8
Answer:
For fractions comparison, the denominators of given fractions must be equal to each other. If not, find the LCD and compare the fractions.
Find the LCD of fractions 5/9 and 3/8.
Factors of 9
 3 9 3 3 1
Factors of 8
 2 8 2 4 2 2 1

Factors of 9 = 3 x 3
Factors of 8 = 2 x 2 x 2
LCD = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 = 72
Equivalent fractions with LCD
5/9=40/72
3/8=27/72
The denominators of each fractions are equal to each other.
Now, compare the numerators of fractions A and B. Among the numerators, 40 is greater than 27.
Therefore, 5/9 is greater than 3/8.
Like and unlike fractions comparison calculator that shows work to find which is greater or smaller fraction. The step-by-step calculation help parents to assist their kids studying 3rd, 4th or 5th grade to verify the work and answers of fractions comparison homework and assignment problems in pre-algebra or in number and operations for fractions (NF) of common core state standards (CCSS) for mathematics.
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