Posted by **A.W.** on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:22pm.

Place the following set of numbers in ascending order.-2/9,5/9,1/8,-1/9,3/7?

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**Writeacher**, Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:37pm
Give it a try yourself -- then a math teacher will help you.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:37pm
First, group the negative numbers: -2/9 and -1/9. Which is smaller?

Then the positive numbers: 5/9, 1/8, 3/7. Can you see the smallest and the largest ones in this group? If you're having trouble, find the common denominators and then sort them.

We'll be happy to check your work.

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