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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 largest
of these two fractions

$$\frac{13}{12}$$

$$\frac{6}{18}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{17}{9}$$

$$\frac{13}{15}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{7}{17}$$

$$\frac{5}{14}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{10}{26}$$

$$\frac{5}{16}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{12}{22}$$

$$\frac{8}{19}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{17}{7}$$

$$\frac{11}{17}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{13}{23}$$

$$\frac{10}{16}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{10}{22}$$

$$\frac{16}{19}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{15}{18}$$

$$\frac{5}{10}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{16}{18}$$

$$\frac{14}{10}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{10}{18}$$

$$\frac{11}{25}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{10}{14}$$

$$\frac{5}{19}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{18}{21}$$

$$\frac{19}{17}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{13}{19}$$

$$\frac{15}{28}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{11}{26}$$

$$\frac{12}{18}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{12}{15}$$

$$\frac{9}{25}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{18}{12}$$

$$\frac{19}{16}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{8}{7}$$

$$\frac{13}{16}$$

SMALLEST

$$\frac{15}{14}$$

$$\frac{16}{17}$$

LARGEST

$$\frac{10}{15}$$

$$\frac{16}{19}$$

SMALLEST

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

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A version of the Play Your Cards Right TV programme. Calculate the probabilities of cards being higher or lower than the one shown. a fun way to practise applying probability and using fractions.

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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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