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Lesson 6: Putting it All TogetherWHAT IS IN THE PRACTICE GAMEIn the practice game you are presented with 2 fractions and all you have to do is to decide if they are equivalent or find which one is greater and which one is smaller. All you need to know for this task you have already learned. The examples below may refresh your skills and prepare you for the game. Do you remember signs ">" and "<"? Sign > means greater ( 2 > 1 means "2 is greater than 1") Sign < means smaller ( 2 < 99 means "2 is smaller than 99") If you have problems with the questions in this practice game, go back and learn about the equivalent fractions, mixed fractions and how to compare fractions. EXAMPLE 1Replace the sign ? with <, > or =.
The two fractions have different denominators, so we have to find the Lowest
Common Denominator.
The Lowest Common Denominator of 8 and 2 is 8. We have:
Finally, we can compare fractions:
Answer: The sign to replace ? is > (greater). EXAMPLE 2Replace the sign ? with <, > or =.
Does it look difficult? Well, it is the simplest example. We have 2 mixed
fractions with different whole parts.
Answer: The sign to replace ? is < (smaller). EXAMPLE 3Replace the sign ? with <, > or =.
What is the whole part of each fraction?
Answer: The sign to replace ? is > (greater). EXAMPLE 4Replace the sign ? with <, > or =.
We have to convert it to a mixed fraction:
Now we see that both mixed fractions have the same whole parts of 1.
Answer: The sign to replace ? is = (equal). EXAMPLE 5Replace the sign ? with <, > or =.
Both fractions are improper, so we have to convert them to mixed fractions.
Both mixed fractions have the same whole parts of 2.
The Lowest Common Denominator of 12 and 6 is 12.
Answer: The sign to replace ? is < (smaller).
But because the Lowest Common Denominator of 2 and 6 is 12, it was better to leave it.


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