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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 denominator

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

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• so any big number is the answer?
• yep, if the numerator is bigger its bigger that the one that has the same denominator but smaller numerator.
• 6/9vs7/8 which is biger?
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• 7/8 is bigger than 6/9. First, you want to make the denominators the same. Multiply 8 times 9 to get 72, and what you do to the bottom you have to do to the top. Then you would do 7 times 9 which is 63 and 6 times 8 which is 48. Put them both over your new denominator. You can clearly see that 63/72 is bigger than 48/72. Hope that helped! :)
• i am tierd of videos
• which is bigger? (right is denomenator and left is the numerator.) 5/4 or 5/3?
• 5/3 is the larger decimal. You can model this yourself by drawing four, equal sized rectangles. You can then split two of them into four equal parts; the other two into 3 equal parts. Preferably you should place the two rectangles that are divided into four parts on a line above the two that are split into three parts. Then shade in five parts in each of the sets of triangles. You should be able to see the comparison then. Hope this helps! :)
• I don't understand this.
can you explain it more?
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• Sure, let's say you have a cookie. You're going to share this cookie with 4 of your friends, but you also have a pizza that needs to be cut up in fourths. So 2 of your friends eat 2 slices of pizza and 2 slices of cookie. So now you have 2 slices of cookie and 2 slices of pizza. Your friends want the bigger piece of each one. So you pull out the fraction chart and look. 2/4 is good. But then your friend takes another slice of pizza so now it's 1/4. You compare 1/4 and 2/4. The 2/4 is bigger because the numerator is bigger but the denominator is the same. I hope this helps!
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• Why are your numbers so big
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• What happened to the guy?
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• how do you know what a the thing is at the begining at
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• The circles are wholes, and Lindsay shades in parts of the whole.