Posted by **cindy** on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:15pm.

which farction is closet in vaule to 1 ?

A.3/5 B.2/3 C.1/2 D.7/10

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:35pm
I suggest you convert these fractions to decimals. Then you can easily determine their relative values.

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**helper**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:36pm
Convert all the fractions to fractions with the same denominator, using the LCD.

A. 18/30

B. 20/30

C. 15/30

D. 21/30

Now, wouldn't the largest fraction be closest in value to 1?

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**cindy**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:38pm
think about it pleaase?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:43pm
What???

We will not give you the answer. But helper and I gave you two different ways of finding the answer.

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**cindy**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:01pm
1/2

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:04pm
How did you get 1/2?

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**cindy**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:08pm
1/2 is only half away from 1 whole

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:12pm
1/2 is the farthest from 1 whole. Th other three are closer. Using the equivalents that helper posted, which one is closest to 1?

Hint: 30/30 = 1

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**cindy**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:13pm
3/5

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:39pm
Apparently we're not able to help you. Please ask you teacher to explain this problem to you.

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**cindy**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:29pm
7/10 as when divided equals o.7 which is closer to 1.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:32pm
Right.

7/10 = 21/30

That's the largest fraction and is closest to 1.

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