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# Compare Fractions Calculator for Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Calculator Preferences
Compare Fractions Calculator

This math calculator will compare one fraction with another to determine which is greater. Plus, the fraction comparison calculator will show its work and give a step-by-step summary of how it arrived at the result. The Learn tab includes:

• How to compare fractions?
• How to compare fractions with different denominators.

#### Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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1st Entry

#### 1st entry:

If the entry is a whole number only, leave the numerator and denominator blank. If the entry is a mixed number, enter a positive integer for the whole number, the numerator, and denominator. If the entry is a fraction only, leave the whole number field blank.

 Whole number #1
 Numerator #1
 Denominator #1
2nd Entry

#### 2nd entry:

If the entry is a whole number only, leave the numerator and denominator blank. If the entry is a mixed number, enter a positive integer for the whole number, the numerator, and denominator. If the entry is a fraction only, leave the whole number field blank.

 Whole number #2
 Numerator #2
 Denominator #2
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#### Greater of fractions:

This is the greater of the two entries. After determining which entry is greater, the compare fractions calculator will show its work and give a detailed explanation of each step it took to arrive at the answer.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

#### Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

#### Favorites

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".