math
posted by Andrew on .
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?

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

oh i see
thank you 
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 
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???

Duhhh all seventh graders get this problem

I have the exact same problem

ya i got it too

Omg I have the same problem in my math book. I'm also in 7th grade. I don't understand it