Fractions are parts of numbers. They are a lot like decimals, but written in a different form.
Here are some fractions: 1/5, 4/8, 3/4, 13/24.
If you don't know equivalent fractions then this might be confusing.
I'll give you a link to an exercise for this after.
So, let's see if we can simplify these fractions.
The number 1/5 could equal 2/10, but it is already simplified as low as it can be.
The number 4/8 can be simplified though. 4/8 is equal to 1/2.
The number 3/4 cannot be simplified because it is simply in its lowest form.
Lastly, the number 13/24. This number cannot be simplified it might seem like it could be, but it can't be. Thirteen and twenty four don't have any common factors, therefore it cannot be simplified. If the number were 12/24 it could be simplified because 12 divided by 12 is one and 24 divided by 12 is two, and that would leave you with 1/2, but ignore that for now.
So, let's look at all of the numbers simplified.
If you know percents then this would be easier, but if you don't know how to convert fractions into percents/decimals it is a little trickier in my opinion.
1/5 equals 2/10 and 2/10 equals 0.20, or 20%.
1/2 equals 0.50, or 50%.
3/4 equals 0.75, or 75%.
13/24 is tricker, but since I feel lazy and don't want to find the exact percentage I'm going to say it's a little bit greater than 50%.
So, now we know our decimals for these fractions. This will make it easier to order. If you understand my post about ordering decimals you can order these numbers. Lets order them from least to greatest.
Here is what it should be: 1/5, 1/2, 13/24, 3/4.
It will make sense if you read the chart above and you understand how to order decimals.
You can easily know certain fractions equal certain decimals. For example 3/4= 0.75. That's just a fact you can know.
I'll give you some videos that explain how to convert decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals. I will also give you a link so you can practice ordering fractions and decimals.