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**Ordering Fractions**

Ordering Fractions is arranging the fractions from least

to greatest or from greatest to least. The order may be

ascending (getting larger in value) or descending

(becoming smaller in value).

**Example 1**

Order the fractions 5/6, 3/4, 1/2, 1/5 from least to greatest.

This simply means to put these fractions in order from the

smallest fraction to the largest fraction.

**Answer: 1/5, 1/2, 3/4, 5,6**

The order is ascending (getting larger in value)

**Example 2**

Write the following fractions from greatest to least

1/6, 1/3, 2/3

**Answer: 2/3, 1/3, 1/6 **

The order is ascending descending (becoming smaller in value).

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