Fractions :u

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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.

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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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"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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