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### Course: 5th grade foundations (Eureka Math/EngageNY) >Unit 3

Lesson 3: Topic C: Foundations

# Comparing fractions: number line

Sal compares fractions on a number line.

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• Let's see if this helps. 5/3 = 1 2/3 10/7= 1 3/7 you only need 1 more 1/3 to make a whole (3/3) but you need 4 more 1/7 to make a whole (7/7) so 5/3 is larger because it is closer t anot her whole. Let me give you a little trick- 5/3 and 10/7 multiply 7×5=35 on the 5/3 side then multiply 3×10=30 on the 10/7 side so 35 is larger than 30 which means 5/3 is larger than 10/7. Sorry this is so long but I hope it helps.
• it is actually only one more fraction that equals a different fraction.
• is it easy to do fractions on a number line?
• Pretty much. because you can write two consecutive numbers on a nunmber line
(for example 0-I----1 then you count how many spaces between the numbers and start so that example would be 0 2/7
• This video comes up when I search for benchmark fractions. I have watched the full video but still do not know what a benchmark fraction is. Can you please define benchmark fraction? Thanks.
• If you are having trouble try watching the video again but this time take notes,or go to google and search it up or you can even ask your teacher
• Is there any such thing as 5/3? would you do it like this instead... 1 2/3? Or would you just make it 5/3? :) I guess that it would just be an improper fraction...🤪
• There is such a thing called 5/3. It is an improper fraction. An improper fraction is a fraction with a larger numerator(the number on top).
• How are you adding this
• 7+98= ___
• 105 is the answer buddy
• 1 twelfth is closets to 1/2 or 1 whole?