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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?

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

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    oh i see
    thank you

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    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

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    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, coinc-adinc or not???

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    Duhhh all seventh graders get this problem

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    I have the exact same problem

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    ya i got it too

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

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