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# 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.
• does anyone ask questions on this or do people just talk
• people usually just chat on here. Sometimes they just talk about messi & ronaldo.
• So , the larger the denominator gets , the smaller the parts get . Right ?
• yes. the numerator does affect the amount though.
1/8 < 11/16
the fraction with the denominator of 16 will have smaller pieces but it will still be more than 1/8
• bro i gotta still do homework on summer break
• boo it's break!
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• because the smaller denomanator is always less
• no small is big in fractons
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• that is so cool i never now that because i am just
learning that