i need the answers plse

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Kathye P. | Math Geek, passionate about teachingMath Geek, passionate about teaching

Hi, Memorie.

As John said, a fraction is a division problem.

When the numerator (top number) is smaller than the denominator (bottom number), the fraction is less than one.

When the numbers are equal, like 17/17, the fraction is equal to one.

If the numerator is larger, the fraction is more than 1. In this case when the fractions are "top-heavy", they can also be written as mixed numbers.

John R. | John R: Math, Science, and History TeacherJohn R: Math, Science, and History Teach...

A fraction is a division problem. The number on the top of the fraction is divided by the number on the bottom of the fraction. In other words, you need to divide 15 by 17. The answer is approximately 0.882

Since 0.882 is less than 1, 15/17 is less than 1.

To compare two fractions, use the following method:

15 1

17 1

multiply first numerator with second denominator and put the result in the place of first numerator,

then multiply second numerator with first denominator and put the result in the place of second numerator.

Like the cross multiplication!

Compare the results and whichever is larger, then the fraction having that result is larger.

Here, we have:

15 * 15* 1

17 1

since 17 > 15, so the second fraction is larger!

This comes in handy when you try to compare 35/43 and 87/97.

37 ** 3589 ** 87

43 97 so the second fraction is larger.

0.8605 0.8969

Don't you like the three prime numbers?

And do you like to try one out yourself?!

AMY J. | A great tutor who is versatile in many areasA great tutor who is versatile in many a...

Hi Memorie,

You need to divide 15 by 17 in order to find out the answer to this. Now, 17/17 = 1, right? So when you divide 15 by 17, you're going to get an answer that is less than 1 because you're dividing a small number by a larger number.

Hope this helps!

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