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Fractions

  1. 1. Comparing Fractions<br />
  2. 2. Fraction<br />When something is divided into equal parts, each part is a fraction<br />“something” can be one thing or a group of things<br />Fractional part of a whole<br />Fractional part of group<br />
  3. 3. A fraction has 2 parts<br />Numerator<br />Denominator <br />
  4. 4. Numerator<br />The top number in a fraction.<br />It tell how many you are “talking about”<br />¾<br />3 is the numerator<br />
  5. 5. Denominator<br />The bottom number in a fraction<br />It tells into how many parts the “something” has been divided.<br />¾ 4 is the denominator<br />“Dino lives in the basement”<br />
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  7. 7. When comparing fractions:<br />If the denominators are the same, the larger numerator is the larger fraction.<br />2/5 4/5<br />Both fractions have the denominator of 5<br />Since 4 is larger than 2:<br /> 2/5 < 4/5<br />
  8. 8. When the numerators are the same:<br />The fraction with the largest denominator is the smallest fraction<br />½ > ¼ <br />Since both fractions have the same numerator, the fraction with the smallest denominator (2) is the biggest<br />
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