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Question from Imani, a student:

I am a 6 th grader and on my homework it asks to order the fractions from least to greatest 11/12, 9/10, 10,/11, 15/16. Please help with solving this question.

Hi Imani,

I can help get you started.

I took two two pieces of red paper of the same size and divided the first into 10 equal sized strips and the second into 12 equal sized strips. I coloured 9 of the strips from the first piece blue and 11 of the strips from the second piece blue.


Which has more blue? Why?


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