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Write the following in descending order: 1/4 , 2/3 ,3/8 ,1/2

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM via web

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Write the following in descending order:

1/4 , 2/3 ,3/8 ,1/2

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 18, 2012 at 10:52 PM (Answer #2)

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The fractions 1/4 , 2/3 ,3/8 ,1/2 have to be arranged in descending order. First make the denominator of all the fractions the same.

`1/4 = 6/24`

`2/3 = 16/24`

`3/8 = 9/24`

`1/2 = 12/24`

`6/24 < 9/24 < 12/24 < 16/24`

=> `1/4 < 3/8 < 1/2 < 2/3`

The fractions can be arranged in descending order as follows: `2/3` , `1/2` , `3/8` , `1/4`

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suvetha | Student , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM (Answer #3)

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