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The homework question asks as following, "Which type of stores has the greatest number of stores?" Now I know that you can't see the graph, but all I want to know is how to compare fractions.

To compare fractions,

1. convert mixed numbers to improper fractions

For example, change 3½ to 7/2

2. give all the fractions a common denominator

Example: The least common denominator of ¼, ⅔, and ½ is 12.

¼ = 3/12

⅔ = 8/12

½ = 6/12

3. Compare the numerators

Using the previous example,

3/12 < 6/12 < 8/12

so ¼ < ½ < ⅔

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