Fractions

UK Primary (3-6)

Comparisons using number lines

Think about the fractions $\frac{1}{2}$12 and $\frac{1}{3}$13.

a

Plot the number $\frac{1}{2}$12 on the number line.

b

Plot the number $\frac{1}{3}$13 on the number line.

c

The two numbers can be shown on the same number line like this:

Which number is bigger?

$\frac{1}{2}$12

A

$\frac{1}{3}$13

B

$\frac{1}{2}$12

A

$\frac{1}{3}$13

B

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