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### Course: 3rd grade (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 5

Lesson 6: Topic F: Comparison, order, and size of fractions

# Comparing fractions with the same numerator

Lindsay compares fractions with the same numerator. She compares one pair of fractions with visuals and another pair without visuals. Created by Lindsay Spears.

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• So , the larger the denominator gets , the smaller the parts get . Right ?
• That's correct! Imagine an apple pie.

1/2 of the apple pie is a much larger slice than 1/10 of the apple pie which is just a sliver.
• how can you use a fracion by drawing a piture
• Ooh! This is fun. Okay, let's say I want to draw 3/4... So your first step is to pick a shape that represents the object well, if it is an object... and not just a plain fraction (if it is just a plain fraction, I recommended a rectangle). So... if I am representing 3/4 of a cake... I should choose a circle! Okay... now divide the circle into four equal parts because the denominator (bottom) is four! Now, because the upper part is 3, you shade in 3 parts! Now you have 3/4! (Note: if you are dividing a circle, do not draw lines in the same direction. draw lines so that they all cut the circle at a different angle (starting and ending at different parts of the circle, not just a ton of lines in the same direction but with different placements horizontally) equally.
• how is 5/6 bigger?
• Think of two pizzas of the same size.
The first pizza is cut into 6 equal slices.
The second pizza is cut into 8 equal slices.

So the first pizza has bigger slices than the second pizza. This is because the first pizza is cut into fewer slices.

So 5 slices from the first pizza is more pizza than 5 slices from the second pizza.

So 5/6 is bigger than 5/8.
• Does two halves equal a hole
• Yes. 2 halves are a whole.
2/2 = 1
• bruh why just why?
• Why is it not SAL KHAN and instead LINDSAY SPEARS!
• i am dizzy i dont know what she is saying