Fractions with Equal Denominators/Different Numerators

The smaller fraction of two fractions with the same denominator is the fraction with the smaller numerator.

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Fractions with Different Denominators/Equal Numerators

The smaller fraction of two fractions with the same numerator is the fraction with the larger denominator.

Fractions with Different Numerators and Denominators

First, determine the common denominator:

Order the fractions from largest to smallest based on the value of the numerator (since the denominators are equal, the smallest fraction will have the smallest numerator):

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