Example 1: Put the following fractions in order from least to greatest.
5/6 2/3 7/9
Least common denominator: 18 (6, 3, and 9 all go into 18 evenly)
Make new fractions: 5*3 = 15 2*6 = 12 7*2 = 14 6*3 = 18 3*6 = 18 9*2 = 18
Compare the new fractions and put them in order 12/18 14/18 15/18
Solution: 2/3 7/9 5/6 |