## Tips for Comparing Fractions on the GMAT

When discussing fractions, I often find a very interesting area of confusion among students. I’ll ask them to compare, for example, 1/3 and 1/4. Almost everyone correctly answers that 1/4 is smaller. “How do you know?” I’ll ask. And this is where the confusion starts. More often then not, most of the class will say something like, “When the denominator is larger, the fraction is smaller.” But is that always true? Well, in this case,… Read more