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March 3, 2013

Comparison of fractions – a Katya Tale

Filed under: Family,Humour — Porcupyn @ 9:45 am

It happened this morning. Mrs. Porcupyn was trying to explain fractions to Katya.

Mrs. Porcupyn: Which is larger: 1 over 2 (or one half) or 1 over 8 (or one eighth)?
Katya: I don’t know.

Mrs. Porcupyn: OK, let me explain. If I divide a pizza into eight pieces, how big would each piece be?
Katya: One eighth.

Mrs. Porcupyn: If I divide a pizza into two pieces, how big would each piece be?
Katya: One half.

Mrs. Porcupyn: So, if I give one half to (big brother) Baab and one eighth to you, who would I be giving the bigger piece to?
Katya: Baab, (and continues without a pause) You ALWAYS give him the bigger piece!

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