Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:43pm.
you and a friend are collecting leaves.In your collection of 45 leaves, 4 are oak leaves. In your friend's collection of 36 leaves, 3 are oak leaves. Whose collection has a greater fraction of oak leaves?
how do i convert it into a fraction?

math  bobpursley, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:44pm
The fractions are 4/45 and 3/36. Fraction means part divided by the whole.

math  Andrew, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:46pm
oh i see
thank you 
math  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:51pm
To make it even clearer, you can convert both fractions to the same denominator, but that involves some big numbers.
Let's try estimating.
4/45 = just under 4/44 or 1/11
3/36 = 1/12
1/11 is a smaller fraction than 1/12 
Math  Unknown, Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:55pm
Odd, Im in seventh and I have that EXACT same problem in my math book... plus I have NO idea who you are, and im the first person to use this mathe book, coincadinc or not???

math  jamie, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 8:45pm
Duhhh all seventh graders get this problem

math  Anonymous, Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:08pm
I have the exact same problem

math  sarah, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30am
ya i got it too

math  Anonymous, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:57pm
Omg I have the same problem in my math book. I'm also in 7th grade. I don't understand it