### Fractions less than 1 Whole, Equal to 1 Whole, or Greater than 1

```Fractions less than 1 Whole,
Equal to 1 Whole, or Greater than
1 Whole.
Many students think that all fractions are less than 1.
Some fractions are less than 1, some are equal to 1, and
others are greater than 1.
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Here’s how you tell how large a fraction is.
tells you how many equal parts are in each whole
group.
How many parts are in each of these whole groups?
4
3
2
8
6
The top number tells how many parts we
use.
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How many parts are shaded in each
of these whole groups?
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3
2
1
5
2
If a fraction equals 1 you use the same number of parts in each
whole group.
If the bottom number is 4, you use 4 parts in each group.
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would you use?
That’s right, 4 parts.
So the fraction 4 equals 1 whole group.
4
The fraction 4 equals 1.
4
If a fraction equals 1 you use the same number of parts in each
whole group.
If the bottom number is 3, you use 3 parts in each group.
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would you use?
Good job, 3 parts.
So the fraction 3 equals 1 whole group.
3
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3 equals 1.
3
If a fraction equals 1 you use the same number of parts in each
whole group.
If a bottom number is 8, you use 8 parts in each group.
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how many parts would you use?
Yes, 8 parts
So the fraction 8 equals 1 whole
group.
8
8 equals 1.
8
Which of the following fractions equal 1?
3
5
7
7
100
1
5
7
9
100
1
6
10
3
4
2
5
11
3
1
You can look at a fraction and tell if the number is
less than 1 whole, equals 1 whole, or less than 1
whole.
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The bottom part tells how many parts are
in each whole group.
This fraction has 6 parts in each whole
group. If the fraction equals 1, how many
parts would we use?
6 equals 1 whole group.
6
If a fraction has 6 parts and we use more than 6 parts, then we
have more than one whole group. This fraction has 8 parts. So
we have more than 1 whole group.
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8 is more than 1 whole group.
6
So the fraction 8
6
is more than one whole group.
If a fraction has 6 parts and the top number in a fraction uses
less than 6 parts, then we have less than one whole group.
This fractions uses 3 parts. So we have less than one whole
group.
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3 is less than one whole group.
6
So the fraction 3 is less than one whole group.
6
Identify the fractions that are less than one whole,
equal to 1 whole, or greater than one whole.
1)
5
2)
1
1
2
Less
3)
4
Greater
6)
4
6
5
Greater
4)
7
Equal
7)
9
10
11
Less
5)
9
Greater
8)
7
Less
9)
100
100
Equal
3
3
Equal
10)
4
1
Greater
Good Job! You have successfully completed part 2.
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