Friday, April 17, 2009

In our skills class Mr. Harbeck taught us about comparing fractions.We were told to show if the fractions were the same, smaller, or bigger. The way you find out if a fraction is bigger, smaller or the same is by using a picture, or a decimal.

The first fraction was 2/3 and 4/6. Is 2/3 bigger, smaller, or the same as 4/6?
The decimal for 2/3 is 0.66666 repeating. The decimal for 4/6 is also 0.66666 repeating As you can see they are the same making them equivalent fractions.

Picture:The second fraction he gave us was 1/8 and 1/4. Is 1/8 bigger, smaller or the same as 1/4?
The decimal for 1/8 was 0.125, and the decimal for 1/4 is 0.25 proving that 1/4 is greater than 1/8.



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