Comparing Fractions
When we are comparing fractions, it is easy to get confused if we do not get something about them that is common. That is where renaming comes in. If we can rename one or both of the fractions so that they have a like numerator or denominator, then we can find the greatest by using the checklist below.
So if we are given 5/6 and 7/8 to compare, we would have to rename the fractions finding a common denominator, or a common numerator.