# Ordering Fractions

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Fraction sorting is a way of arranging fractions in order from smallest to largest or largest to smallest.

When you're sorting fractions, you compare the numbers one at a time, just like you would when comparing whole numbers. The difference is that fractions are made up of two parts: the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number).

For example, let's say you have the following fractions: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1/8

To sort these fractions from smallest to largest, you would start with the first two fractions and compare them. If the first fraction is smaller than the second fraction, you move on to the next two fractions. If the first fraction is larger than the second fraction, you swap them.

Here's how the sorting process would look for our example:

1/8 < 1/4, keep 1/8 and 1/4 in place 1/4 < 1/2, keep 1/4 and 1/2 in place 1/2 < 3/4, keep 1/2 and 3/4 in place

The sorted fractions are now: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4

It's important to pay attention to the numerator and denominator of each fraction when sorting fractions. With a little practice, you'll be sorting fractions like a pro!

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