N1d – Ordering fractions

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Ordering fractions

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You have four cards, numbered 5, 6, 7 and 8. You may pick one card to be the numerator and one card to be the denominator of a fraction.
  1. What is the smallest fraction you can make?
  2. What is the largest fraction you can make?
Hover for answers:
  1.   \(\dfrac{5}{8}\)
  2.   \(\dfrac{8}{5}\)

You have four cards, numbered 5, 6, 7 and 8. You may pick one card to be the numerator and one card to be the denominator of a fraction.
  1. What is the second largest fraction you can make?
  2. What is the third largest fraction you can make?
  3. What is the largest proper fraction you can make? (A proper fraction must be strictly less than 1.)
Hover for answers:
  1.   \(\dfrac{7}{5}\)
  2.   \(\dfrac{8}{6}\)
  3.   \(\dfrac{7}{8}\)

You have four cards, numbered 5, 6, 7 and 8. You may pick one card to be the numerator and one card to be the denominator of a fraction.
  • How many different fractions can you create?
Hover for answer:
  •   12 different fractions
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