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Lesson 2: Comparing fractions of different wholes

Comparing fractions of different wholes

Sal compares fractions of different wholes.

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• Who likes icecream more than math?
• Me who wouldn't?!
• i like icecream better tan math
• we all love icecream more than math
• I do not get it
• then just get it
• is this a real question on Khan Academy? if so, why are there no pictures of store a's pizza or store b's pizza? please let me know!
• Sal draws the pizzas when he explains the word problem. There are no pictures provided because the whole point of the lesson is that there isn't enough information to compare the two fractions. We don't know if they are the same size or if one is bigger than the other. Hope this helps!
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• Isn't one pound of gold heavier of one pound of cotton. Even though it is one pound, but it is actually different because gold would still be heavier.
• A pound is a unit of weight, and one pound equals one pound. So the weights are the same. Gold is heavier per unit of volume (more dense) than cotton, so it takes a greater volume of cotton than gold to make a pound.
• i like ice cweam
• same! I also like it too
• that helped a lot
• cool i did not ask and i don't care london i relly don't care