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From: sselby

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007101618:07:12
Subject: ordering mixed fractions with whole numbers

Is there a pattern to ordering mixed fractions such that you do not have to go to the common denominator for the list to determine the order? E. g. 5 1/8, 5 3/4, 3 17/6, 5 23/24 - smallest to biggest I want to put them into common mixed form (common denominator) to make sure. I wonder if I don't have to based on some strategies/patterns like based on smallest denominator or numerator etc - it might save time? thank you in advance.

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