Nena thinks that because 4 < 6, it must also be true that 1/4 < 1/6. Explain to Nena why this is incorrect.

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It is true that 4 is less than 6. You can see this by ordering the numbers and which is lowest:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 You can see that 4<6

The second part of the statement is false, 1/4 is not less than 1/6. You can also see this by ordering fractions from smallest to largest:

1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 1/1 You can see that 1/6 is less than 1/4

A simple rule for fractions: The greater the number in the denominator, the smaller the entire number.

For example: If you eat 1/6 of a pizza, that is less than eating 1/4 of a pizza, to help you visualize it better.

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