Pupil A and Pupil B each had two sandwiches of the same size.

Pupil A ate

**1 and 1/4**of her sandwiches.
Pupil B ate

**5/4**of his sandwiches.
Miss Godfrey said that Pupil B ate more because 5 is the biggest number.

Miss Diss said Pupil A ate more because she ate a whole sandwich.

**What do you think about Miss Godfrey and Miss Diss' statements?**

They are both wrong because 1 whole and 1/4 is the same as 5/4. The numerator can't be bigger than the denominator but if it is it would mean that there is a whole in the fraction.

ReplyDeleteWhat do you call a fraction when the numerator is bigger than the denominator?

DeleteThey are both wrong because 5/4 is 1 whole and 1/4 and 1 whole and 1/4 is the same so they both had out of two sandwitches . So Mrs Godfery and Mrs Diss are both wrong.

ReplyDeleteI agree that both Miss Diss and Miss Godfrey are wrong, but did they really eat two whole sandwiches Tofe?

DeleteThey're both wrong because Pupil A and B both ate the same number of sandwiches. 5/4 is exactly the same as 1 and 1/4. 5/4 is an improper fraction and if you convert it to a mixed one you get 1 and 1/4. Like this. 5/4. 4/4 is one whole so that is one. How many is left? 1. 5-4=1. So 1 and 1/4.

ReplyDeleteWell done!

Deletei think pupil A because it say 1 whole and 1 out of 4 1 whole but pupli B has only ate 5 out of 4 so miss diss is right 1 whole is bigger 5 out 4 1 out 4 isjust bit more

ReplyDeletePupil A ate 1/4 and

ReplyDeletePupil B ate 5/4 and

Miss codfrey said pupil B ate more and

Miss diss said pupil A ate more but is she correct Miss Codfrey was correct because 5/4 is way bigger because it starts with a 5 but miss diss was incorrect because 1 is smaller then 5 miss codfrey was correct

Miss G is right because 5 is big and Miss D is wrong because 1 is small

ReplyDeleteThink again Konrad.

DeleteBoth of them are right because listen about what there saying miss Godfrey thinks 5/4 is bigger than1 whole and1/4 and miss Diss thinks that 1 whole is bigger than 5/4 to be continued

ReplyDeleteHmmm, you need to carry on thinking about this Jason.

DeleteI think that miss Diss is right because Pupil A ate one and one quarter but pupil B had one fith of sandwich and one whole and a quarter is bigger.

ReplyDeletemiss Godfrey is right because 5/4 is bigger than 1 hole and 1 hole is smaller than 5/4

ReplyDeleteYou are forgetting the extra quarter. Read the question again Oshane.

Deletebut there the same amount like this 5/4=1 whole and 1/4.

ReplyDeleteCorrect Jason!

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