# How do you determine which fraction is greater 3/7 or 4/9?

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#### Answer:

Divide one into the other. The resulting value will indicate which is the greater:

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#### Explanation:

**A quick method is to cross multiply the fractions.**

However, this only works if you multiply in the same direction every time.

**An alternative method is to get rid of the denominators**

**Worst method - use a calculator!**

Use a calculator to change them into decimals, then compare.

You can also use a calculator to subtract the two fractions.

If you get a positive answer, then the first fraction was bigger.

If you get a negative answer then the first fraction was smaller.