Me and my son are both confused. Sorry but could you help?
Hannah
When comparing two fractions, the best thing to do is to get both fractions to have the same denominator (or a "common denominator") and then compare numerators. For the two fractions 4/5 and 5/6, the least common denominator is 30.
The fraction 4/5 is equivalent to 24/30 (To get this I multiplied both the numerator and denominator by 6).
The fraction 5/6 is equivalent to 25/30 (To get this I multiplied both the numerator and denominator by 5).
Now I can compare 24/30 against 25/30. Since 25 is greater than 24, 25/30 (or originally 5/6) is the larger fraction.
Hope this helps!
George T.