### Like and Unlike Fractions

**Tags :**Free Worksheet PDF on Like fraction and Unlike fraction for class IV, Lesson on Like and Unlike Fractions, Comparison of like fraction for class 4, How to compare unlike fraction, Conversion of unlike fraction to like fraction, How to convert unlike fractions into like fractions, Like and unlike fraction worksheet PDF, Quiz on like and unlike fractions.__Like and Unlike Fractions__**Like Fractions**All fractions with the

__same denominators__(i.e. number written below the horizontal line) are called**like fractions**.__Example:__2/14, 3/14, 4/14, 5/14 are like fractions as all fraction have same bottom number i.e. denominator.**Unlike Fractions**All fractions with the

__different denominators__(i.e. number written below the horizontal line) are called**unlike fractions.**__Example:__2/3, 5/14, 7/8, 9/13 are unlike fractions as all fraction have different bottom number i.e. denominator.**Conversion of Unlike Fractions to Like Fractions***Step1*. Find the LCM of the denominators of the given fractions.*Step2.*Find the quotient by dividing the LCM by denominator of the given fractions.*Step3.*Multiply the numerator by corresponding quotient.__Example:__**Convert 2/9 and 5/6 to like fractions.****Step 1:**LCM of 9 and 6 = 2 x 3 x 3 = 182

9,6

3

9,3

3

3,1

1,1

Now, we have to adjust the numerators to the LCM =18

**Step 2:**__Convert 2/9__Numerator to be multiplied by 18/9 = 2

Changed numerator = 2 x 2 = 4

2/9 (old fraction) = 4/18 (new fraction)

__Convert 5/6__Numerator to be multiplied by 18/6 = 3

Changed numerator = 5 x 3 = 15

5/6 (old fraction) = 15/18 (new fraction)

**Therefore; 4/18 and 15/18 are the required like fractions.**

**Comparing Like Fractions**In like fractions, the fraction with the greater numerator is greater.

__Example__: Compare 4/5 and 3/5Here numerators are 4 and 3.

And 4 > 3

Therefore, 4/5 > 3/5

**Comparing Unlike Fractions****Step 1:**Find the denominators of the fractions and find their LCM.**Step 2:**Convert each given fraction to equivalent fraction with denominator equal to the LCM.**Step 3:**Now compare the numerators of the equivalent fractions whose denominators are same.__Example:__Compare 3/8 and 4/6.**Step 1:**LCM of 8 and 6 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 = 242

8,6

2

4,3

2

2,3

3

1,3

1,1

Now, we have to adjust the numerators to the LCM =24

**Step 2:**__Convert 3/8__Numerator to be multiplied by 24/8 = 3

Changed numerator = 3 x 3 = 9

3/8 (old fraction) = 9/24 (new fraction)

__Convert 4/6__Numerator to be multiplied by 24/6 = 4

Changed numerator = 4 x 4 = 16

4/6 (old fraction) = 16/24 (new fraction)

Therefore; 9/24 and 16/24 are the required like fractions.

Now compare numerators of the two like fractions

16 > 9

Therefore; 16/24 > 9/24

i.e. 4/6 > 3/8

__Related Topics__Fraction (Concept of Fractions)

Proper, Improper, Unit, Mixed Fraction

Subtraction Of Unlike Fraction

Properties Of Addition and Subtraction Of Fractions

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