I'm supposed to figure out which one is the largest fraction but I'm not sure how.

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I have three fractions ( 5/12, 3/9 and 4/7 )

I'm supposed to figure out which one is the largest fraction but I'm not sure how.

I'm supposed to figure out which one is the largest fraction but I'm not sure how.

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Well, since fractions mean divide, divide the numbers, so that way it's integers and decimals you are working with and not fractions. E.g. That first fraction would be 5÷12.

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I think 3/9 is the largest... but I can't be sure.

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4/7....

Well 3/9 = 1/3... I think is = 0.33....

Now 12/2=6 and 5<6 and I mean...is less than 1/2....

now... 7/2= 3.5 and 3.5>4 and 3.5/7 would be 1/2.... so 4/7>3.5 and 4/7>1/2

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Well 3/9 = 1/3... I think is = 0.33....

Now 12/2=6 and 5<6 and I mean...is less than 1/2....

now... 7/2= 3.5 and 3.5>4 and 3.5/7 would be 1/2.... so 4/7>3.5 and 4/7>1/2

I hope it helped

and u know... if the number below is greater... It means u will divide the cake into more parts...

1/1 one cake for one person 1/5 one cake for 5 ppl!!! D: The cake is mine tho xD

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"Nimsajeay" wrote:

Well, since fractions mean divide, divide the numbers, so that way it's integers and decimals you are working with and not fractions. E.g. That first fraction would be 5÷12.

Oh okay. I did this but I wasn't sure if I was right.

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u gotta add both numbers together then divide that number by the number on the left and thats how you do it

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Divide the numerator by the denominator. And use the decimals to determine which is bigger.

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