Particular Pipes

Construct the pipes using a set number of pieces with lengths given as fractions, decimals or percentages

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This is level 3: the lengths of the pipe pieces are fractions. Drag the pieces to the pipes.

 Make a pipe of length $$1\frac12$$ using 3 pieces. Make a pipe of length $$1\frac15$$ using 4 pieces. Make a pipe of length $$1\frac{3}{10}$$ using 6 pieces. Make a pipe of length $$1\frac{13}{20}$$ using 4 pieces. Make a pipe of length $$\frac{19}{20}$$ using 4 pieces.
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Level 1 - The lengths of the pipe pieces are decimals

Level 2 - The lengths of the pipe pieces are percentages

Level 3 - The lengths of the pipe pieces are fractions

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Drag the coloured pipe parts onto the dotted areas to the left of the taps.

If you want to clear the pipe parts you have positioned incorrectly simply click on the tap.

$$100\% = 1$$ $$0.5 = 50\% = \frac12$$ $$0.\bar3 = 33\frac13\% = \frac13$$ $$0.25 = 25\% = \frac14$$ $$0.2 = 20\% = \frac15$$ $$0.1 = 10\% = \frac{1}{10}$$

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