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How To Arrange Fractions From Least To Greatest?

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carmela Hidalgo answered
Put these fractions in order from least to greatest
1/2,3/8,9/5,1/6,3/2
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Oddman answered
Sort them into order. Put the smallest one first.

In order to sort them, you must compare them. In order to compare them, it is convenient to do one of two things
  - express them all with a common denominator (not necessarily the least common denominator)
  - express them all as decimal numbers.
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These are my numbers.;  I need to put them in order from least to the greatest.2/7,2/9,2/5,2/12
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Oddman answered
A fraction represents a point on a number line. The fraction 1/2, for instance, represents the midpoint between 0 and 1 on the number line. When fractions are in order from least to greatest, the points they represent are in order left to right on the number line.

When you are told to put fractions in order least to greatest, it means you are to identify the fractions in the order of the points they represent on the number line when those points are read left to right.
This picture shows the portion of the number line between 0 and 1 with some fractions marked on it. If we are asked to put the fractions 2/3, 3/4, and 1/6 in order least to greatest, we would do this. Find each of these on the number line. Read them in order left to right as they appear on the number line. That order is 1/6, 2/3, 3/4.

Of course, if you know how to compare the magnitudes of fractions and/or decimal numbers, you don't actually have to  place them on the number line.
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Example if you have the fractions 5/8, 9/11 and 3/4 you can turn them into decimals.

How to: Take the numerator & denominator and divide the numerator by denominator

5- numerator   5 divided by 8 equals .6258- denominator
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Oddman answered
1. You express the fractions in terms that allow them to be compared. Often, the easiest way is to convert them all to decimal numbers. (Here is an example.) Other times, it is convenient to convert them to equivalents with a common denominator (or a common numerator). (Here is an example.)

2. You find the smallest, write that one first.

3. You find the smallest on the remaining list and write that one next.

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