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?

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

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**Andrew**, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:46pm
oh i see

thank you

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**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

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**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, coinc-adinc or not???

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

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

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

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