Comparing Whole Numbers and Fractions

An integer and a fractional number can be compared.  One number is either greater than, less than or equal to the other number.

When comparing fractional numbers to whole number, convert the fraction to a decimal number by division and compare the numbers.

To compare decimal numbers to a whole number, start with the integer portion of the numbers. If one is larger then that one is the larger number. If they have the same value, compare tenths and then hundredths etc. If one decimal has a higher number in the tenths place then it is larger and the decimal with less tenths is smaller. If the tenths are equal compare the hundredths, then the thousandths etc. until one decimal is larger or there are no more places to compare.

Greater Than, Less Than or the Same