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# Fickle Fractions

## Compare pairs of fractions to identify the largest or smallest in order to move through the maze. Earn a trophy for finding the right door.

##### Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5DescriptionHelpMore Fractions

Click on the smallest
of these two fractions

$$\frac{7}{10}$$

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{1}{4}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{2}{10}$$

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{5}{8}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{5}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{1}{8}$$

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{4}{5}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{4}{6}$$

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{10}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{3}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{4}{5}$$

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{8}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{3}{5}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{1}{5}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{3}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{8}{10}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{10}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{10}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{2}{10}$$

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{1}{2}$$

$$\frac{3}{4}$$

SMALLEST

This is Fickle Fractions level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Compare simple proper fractions with a half

Level 2 - Compare proper fractions where one denominator is a multiple of the other

Level 3 - Compare proper fractions with different denominators (one denominator is not a multiple of the other)

Level 4 - Compare fractions with large numerators and denominators by simplifying the fractions first.

Level 5 - Mixed questions

Fraction Lines - Sort a number of fractions (and decimals and percentages) in a line.

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## Help Video

You may also find a Fraction Wall useful.

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