HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
  • HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
Which fraction is greater than - 7/12? A. - 3/4 B. - 13/18 C. - 2/3 <--- my answer D. - 5/9
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welshfella
  • welshfella
- 2/3 can be written as -8/12
welshfella
  • welshfella
is that greater than -7/12?
HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
  • HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
Ohh. So can A be the answer?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
a can also be shown as 9/12
welshfella
  • welshfella
i thimk you might be guessing what is -3/4 as a fraction over 12?
welshfella
  • welshfella
@Nivux - dont forget the negative
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh thanks so much @welshfella i totally missed that sorry both of you guys
anonymous
  • anonymous
so a can be shown as -9/12
anonymous
  • anonymous
And sorry again
welshfella
  • welshfella
yes and thats is less than -7/12 so its not A
welshfella
  • welshfella
the other 2 b and d are not so easy to compare with -7/12
welshfella
  • welshfella
i suggest you convert -7/12 to a fraction over 36 and do the same with -13/18 to compare with B
welshfella
  • welshfella
-7/12 * 3/3 = -21/36
welshfella
  • welshfella
now multiply -13/18 by 2/2
HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
  • HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
-26/36
welshfella
  • welshfella
right so comparing -26/36 with -21/36 which is greater?
welshfella
  • welshfella
note we have negatives here
HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
  • HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
- 13/18 ?
HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
  • HELLOMYNAMEISKAM
d ?
welshfella
  • welshfella
- I had a brainstorm then No - 21/36 or -7/12 is greater
welshfella
  • welshfella
d is correct note with negative numbers the smaller numerator is greater
welshfella
  • welshfella
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mathmale
  • mathmale
It'd help a LOT if you'd please graph the fractions mentioned here. Larger fractions are always on the right; smaller fractions are always on the left. Please, no guessing.
welshfella
  • welshfella
-2 is greater than -3
mathmale
  • mathmale
Yes, that's right. welshfella, could you graph that as a demo? thank you.
welshfella
  • welshfella
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