# Is 1/3 Greater Than 3/4? Comparing Fractions

Between 1/3 and 3/4, the fraction 3/4 is greater. If we compare 1/3 and 3/4, then 3/4 is the bigger fraction.

To compare 1/3 and 3/4, first we need to convert them to equivalent fractions with the same denominator. Then compare the numerators. The fraction with the greater numerator will be the larger fraction.

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## Is 3/4 Greater Than 1/3?

Answer: Yes, 3/4 is greater than 1/3.

The denominators of 1/3 and 1/4 are 3 and 4 respectively. Let us convert these fractions to equivalent fractions with the same denominator (which will be least common multiple of 3 and 4).

Step 1: Finding Common Denominator.

Let us find the least common multiple (LCM) of 3 and 4.

So the least common multiple of 3 and 4 is 12. That is,

LCM (3, 4) = 12.

Step 2: Convert to Equivalent Fractions with Common Denominator

Let us now convert 1/3 and 3/4 to equivalent fractions with common denominator 12. For 1/3, we will multiply the numerator and the denominator by 4 to make the denominator 12 = LCM (3, 4).

$\dfrac{1}{3} = \dfrac{1 \times 4}{3 \times 4} = \dfrac{4}{12}$.

For 3/4, multiply the numerator and the denominator by 3 to make the denominator 12.

$\dfrac{3}{4} = \dfrac{3 \times 3}{4 \times 3} = \dfrac{9}{12}$.

Step 3: Now compare the numerators.

As 4 < 9, we have that

$\dfrac{4}{12} < \dfrac{9}{12}$.

This implies that

$\dfrac{1}{3} < \dfrac{3}{4}$.

Therefore, the fraction 1/3 is less than 3/4.

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## 1/3 or 3/4 Which Fraction is Larger?

We can compare 1/3 and 3/4 by converting them to decimals. Note that

Now compare the decimals 0.333 and 0.75. As 0.75 > 0.333, we conclude that the fraction 3/4 is larger than 1/3.

## FAQs

Q1: Which fraction is greater? 1/3 or 3/4

Answer: 1/3 = 0.333 and 3/4 = 0.75. As 0.75 > 0.333, the fraction 3/4 is greater than 1/3.

Q2: Is 1/3 less than 3/4?

Answer: Yes, 1/3 is less than 3/4. This is because 1/3 = 0.333 < 0.75 = 3/4.

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