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# Comparing unit fractions

This video explains how to compare fractions. By visualizing them as parts of a whole, it becomes clear which fraction is larger. In general, the fraction with the smaller denominator will be larger. This rule can be applied to a variety of fractions.

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• if the nuber is bigger why is it smaller but the smaller nuber is bigger
• The denominator, or the bottom number of the fraction, represents how many pieces you split the whole into. So if the denominator is smaller, this means you split up the whole into fewer pieces - each piece will now occupy more of the whole! This results in larger numbers.
Eg. 1/4 > 1/5
In decimals, this is 0.25 > 0.2
Hope this helped!
• Teaching point 5: Unit fractions can be compared and ordered by looking at the denominator. The greater the denominator, the smaller the fraction. Teaching point 6: If the size of a unit fraction is known, the size of the whole can be worked out by repeated addition of that unit fraction.
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