 # Compare 1/2 and 3/4

## Enter fraction(s) below:

## We want to compare the following 2 fractions:

 1 2
 and
 3 4

The denominators of our 2 fractions are not equal. We need to have matching denominators in order to compare the 2 fractions.

To do this, we multiply the numerator of fraction 1 by the denominator of fraction 2. We also multiply the numerator of fraction 2 by the denominator of fraction 1 as illustrated below.After multiplying and simplifying, we will get common denominators, with which we can now compare numerators

 Modified Fraction 1  = 1 x 4 2 x 4

 Modified Fraction 1  = 4 8

 Modified Fraction 2  = 3 x 2 2 x 4

 Modified Fraction 2  = 6 8

Since our denominators for fraction 1 and fraction 2 are the same, we can compare numerators to see which is larger

Since 6 > 4, Fraction 2 is larger

Since 6 > 4, Fraction 2 is larger

### How does the Fractions and Mixed Numbers Calculator work?

Given (improper fractions, proper fraction, mixed numbers, or whole numbers), this performs the following operations:
* Subtraction (Subtracting)
* Positive Difference (Absolute Value of the Difference)
* Multiplication (Multiplying)
* Division (Dividing: complex fraction division is included)
* Compare Fractions
* Simplifying of proper and improper fractions as well as mixed numbers. Fractions will be reduced down as far as possible (Reducing Fractions).
* Reciprocal of a Fraction
* Find all fractions between two fractions
* reduce a fraction
This calculator has 2 inputs.

### What 8 formulas are used for the Fractions and Mixed Numbers Calculator?

1. a/c + b/c = (a + b)/c
2. a/c - b/c = (a - b)/c
3. a/c * b/c = ab/c * c
5. Reciprocal of a/b = b/a

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### What 10 concepts are covered in the Fractions and Mixed Numbers Calculator?

math operation involving the sum of elements
denominator
The bottom portion of a fraction. For a/b, b is the denominator
division
separate a number into parts
fraction
how many parts of a certain size exist
a/b where a is the numerator and b is the denominator
mixed number
a number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction.
multiplication
math operation involving the product of elements
numerator
the number above the line in a common fraction
reciprocal
a number which when multiplied by x yields the multiplicative identity, 1
simplify
reducing the expression/fraction/problem in a simpler form.
subtraction
math operation involving the difference of elements