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Question from katie, a student:

Inductive reasoning, what 1/8, 2/7, 1/2, 4/5, what would be the next two in the sequence.

Hi Katie,

Look at the denominators

8, 7, 2, 5

If that 2 were just a 6 there would be a nice pattern. What happens if you express the third fraction, 1/2, with a denominator of 6?


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