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Posted by 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 - , Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:44pm

    The fractions are 4/45 and 3/36. Fraction means part divided by the whole.

  • math - , Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:46pm

    oh i see
    thank you

  • math - , 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 - , 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, coinc-adinc or not???

  • math - , Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 8:45pm

    Duhhh all seventh graders get this problem

  • math - , Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:08pm

    I have the exact same problem

  • math - , Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30am

    ya i got it too

  • math - , 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

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