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2-45.

Think about the Giant Gazinch you made, then answer each question and write an example for each one. Homework Help ✎

  1. If the numerator (number on the top of a fraction) is very small compared to the size of the denominator (number on the bottom of a fraction), what whole number will the fraction be closest to on a ruler?

    If the numerator is much smaller than the denominator, that means that the fraction will be quite small.

    The fraction will be closest to zero.

  2. If the numerator is about half the size of the denominator, where will the fraction be on a ruler?

    Remember that when the numerator is less than the denominator, the fraction represents a number less than one, but greater than zero.

    The fraction will be halfway between 0 and 1.

  3. If the numerator of a fraction is about the same size as the denominator, where will the fraction be on a ruler?

    Use the clues and answers from parts (a) and (b) to figure out the answer to this problem.

  4. If the numerator of a fraction is larger than the denominator, where will the fraction be on a ruler?

    Use the clues and answers from parts (a) and (b) to figure out the answer to this problem.