Posted by **Angela** on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:57pm.

Solve Mentally with conversion to decimals, no calculation of common denominators. Place the following in ascending order(smallest to largest)

1/4

8/9

7/10

9/21

7/16

2/3

2/47

5/6

3/4

3/5

1/13

1/8

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**Steve**, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:00pm
do what was suggested. As decimals, you have

.25 .88 .70 .42 ...

then sort them as desired.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:01pm
Can you convert these fractions to decimals?

http://www.mathsisfun.com/converting-fractions-decimals.html

http://math2.org/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm

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**Angela**, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:06pm
How would you solve this problem using mental math (no conversion to decimals, no calculations of common denominators)in ascending order. Explain how you placed each one

1/4

8/9

7/10

9/21

7/16

2/3

2/47

5/6

3/4

3/5

1/13

1/8

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**Steve**, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:12pm
Hmmm. Originally it said to use conversion to decimals. Now you say no conversion and no common denominators. Unless you have a really good feel for relative values of fractions, I don't see any tricks to use to sort such a list.

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