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Q: How can you tell just by looking that a fraction is less than or greater that a half?

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If the top number is larger than the bottom number, it is greater than 1.

WE just have to check if the numerator is greater than the denominator. Eg: 8/3 is an improper fraction. Every mixed fraction is an improper fraction.

No, one half is not greater than three.One half is just a half of the number one, and since one is already lower than three, you can deduce that one half is not greater than three.

Just over half 0.56 56/100

One half of one fifth is one tenth. You just 'double' the denominator if you want to get half of the fraction.

If each side of the equation is a fraction, then it is a proportion.

You don't. An improper fraction is greater than or equal to one. A proper fraction is less than one. Therefore, you can't just convert one into the other.

7/12 is just over one half, while 4/5 is nearly whole, so 4/5 is the greater fraction. We can check this by converting to percentages: 7/12 = .583 4/5 = .800

A negative and a fraction are both less than one. A fraction is a negative. When you order fractions and negatives greatest to least just put the negative first.

i don't think so because the mixed number should come out larger the the proper fraction, unless your just looking at the fraction.

make them improper fractions and convert them to have the lowest common denominator. At that point you can just directly compare the numerators to see which is larger.

An improper fraction is something like 7/5, or seven fifths. If it was something like this, 1 2/5, or one and two fifths, it would be a compound number.

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