how do you put 7/16, 5/8, and 3/4 in order from greatest to least
math fractions - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 4:09pm
Convert the second two fractions so they have the same common denominator.
math fractions - Erin, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 4:33pm
turn them into decimals
math fractions - Henry, Friday, December 17, 2010 at 2:10pm
Sometimes it is easier to use a common denominator. In some cases, it is easier to cnvert all fractions to decimals. It depends on the compexity
of the fractions and the background of the student nvolved. In this case it is easy to convert to a common denominator:
5/8 = 10/16
3/4 - 12/16
Now we know the fraction with the largest numerator is greatest.
ORDER: 12/16, 10/16, 7/16.
math fractions - Anonymous, Monday, January 30, 2012 at 4:36pm