FRACTIONS AND YOU

Fractions can be converted from their form, being fractions, to percentages and to decimals.
Percentages are like fractions except a percentage is always over
100 and a fraction can have any number as a denominator.
e.g. ½ = %50 = 0.5 = a half = fifty percent = point five
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Number System
Denominator
Max Number
Mixed Numbers
Used in language
Percentages e.g.
78%
Base 10
100
100
No

If someone says they will give it 110%, then they mean that they will do their best plus more.
Fractions
e.g.
78/100
Base 10
Anything
No Max
Yes

e.g. 1 3/4
“Meet me at ½ past 2” (time).
Decimals
e.g.
0.78
Base 10
10, 100, 1000, 10000…
No Max
No
“That will be $1.99” (money)

Well done guys. I really like the way you took the initiative to include percentages. Your matrix demonstrates both your understandings of the range of ways in which fractions, decimals and percentages are unique and also how they are connected. I also like the way you showed how they are used within everyday life. Again well done, simple yet clear.
Lee
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