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How can I tell which fractions are bigger than another (e.g 4/5 is smaller or bigger than 3/2)

 Mar 9, 2022
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After working with fractions for a while, you may be able to 'feel' which is larger, but to be SURE, convert each to a fraction with a common denominator

 

4/5    =   8 /10

3/2    =   15 /10       Now you can easily see which is larger.......

 Mar 9, 2022
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Thanks. But what if I had 3 numbers to compare?

Guest Mar 9, 2022
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Same thing.......find a common denominator of all THREE of the fractions and convert them.....

 

example      1/3             2/5          9/12  

       =        20/60        24/60        45/60

ElectricPavlov  Mar 9, 2022

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