**How to determine if a fraction is greater than or less than another fraction?**

Like anything else, the way to tell if a fraction is greater or less than another fraction isn’t difficult at all, once you know how.

The way to do it is this:

- Take two fractions, for example 5/8 and 5/9.
- Divide the numerator (the top number) by the denominator (the bottom number) of each fraction and see what answers you get.

So, 5 ÷ 8 = 0.625; and 5 ÷ 9 = 0.556.

Because 0.625 is bigger than 0.556, that means that the first fraction (5/8) is the greater of the two.

Maths is a subject that terrifies a lot of people and you often hear people saying that they are rubbish at it, or that you can’t be good at both maths and English, and that English was always their strong subject.

Often these very same people are unaware that they use everyday maths all the time; whether it’s by balancing their home accounts or grocery shopping. In reality, it’s probable that they are really rather good at it.

Mention algebra or equations, or even that terror or terrors: The Pythagoras’ theorem, and you will see them reduced to a quivering wreck.

The answer lies in taking the mystery out of the subject and making it more accessible. Once a person (usually at school) loses their grip on one aspect of maths, it becomes all too easy to completely fall behind, because many aspects of maths work like a layering system, and that underpinning knowledge is vital.

Make sure that each maths point is thoroughly understood before moving onto the next, and you will be guaranteed that you won’t have the urge to run for the hills.