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1/8>1/11. explAin how you know this is true. use this number line



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helder_edwin
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u have
\[ \large \frac{1}{8}\ ?\ \frac{1}{11} \]
if u cross multiply u get
\[ \large 1\cdot11\ ?\ 1\cdot8 \]

helder_edwin
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11>8 so
\[ \large \frac{1}{8}>\frac{1}{11} \]

chubbytots
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ohh ok

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for istance. which is greater 2/5 or 7/8?

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\[ \large \frac{2}{5}\ ?\ \frac{7}{8} \]

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7/8 ?

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yes because
\[ \large 2\cdot8<7\cdot5 \]

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ooohh ok