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Comparing fractions

Comparing numbers is simpler in decimal notation than in fractional notation.

  • Write the numbers in decimal notation.
  • Compare the integer parts.
  • If they are equal, compare the decimals from left to right.
$$ \frac{24}{5} = \Tred{4}.8\lt \Tred{5}.76 = \frac{144}{25}$$ $$ \frac{128}{432} = \Tblue{0}.\Tblue{284}\Tred{7}2 \gt \Tblue{0}.\Tblue{284}\Tred{0}6 = \frac{613}{2158}$$
It is much easier to compare values in a recipe now that we use a decimal system.
It is much easier to compare values in a recipe now that we use a decimal system.