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Using Their Decimal Equivalents. Comparing Fractions Using Their Decimal Equivalents Step 1 Change each fraction to a decimal. Numerator ÷ Denominator.

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1 Using Their Decimal Equivalents

2 Comparing Fractions Using Their Decimal Equivalents Step 1 Change each fraction to a decimal. Numerator ÷ Denominator (Top Number) ÷ ( Bottom Number )

3 Comparing Fractions Using Their Decimal Equivalents Step 2 Compare the decimals.

4 Example #1 ~ Compare these fractions. Next, compare the decimals. 45 ÷ 37 ÷ = =

5 Comparing Decimals 1 Line up the decimal points. Use zeros to make an equal number of decimal places

6 Comparing Decimals 2 Start by comparing the greatest place. Find the first place where the digits are different

7 Comparing Decimals 3 Compare the values of the digits. 0.8 is greater than 0.4 So, 0.8 > 0.428

8 Example #1 ~ Compare these fractions. The greater than symbol can be placed between these fractions.

9 Which sign belongs between the two fractions? 67 ÷ 49 ÷ ==

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11 Change Each Fraction to a Decimal Five-sixths is the greater fraction.

12 Comparing Fractions Using Their Decimal Equivalents

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