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Listing fractions in increasing size

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This is a challenging fraction comparison problem. The fractions for this task have been carefully chosen to encourage and reward different methods of comparison. The first solution judiciously uses each of the following strategies when appropriate: comparing to benchmark fractions, finding a common denominator, finding a common numerator. The second and third solution shown use only either common denominators or numerators.

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