Directions: Use the digits 1 to 9, at most one time each, to fill in the boxes to create two different fractions: one that is less than one half and one that is more than one half.

### Hint

How can we tell when a fraction is less than one half?

How can we find a fraction that is less than one half but has a numerator larger than 1?

How can we tell when a fraction is more than one half?

How can we find a fraction that is less than one half but has a numerator larger than 1?

How can we tell when a fraction is more than one half?

### Answer

There are many possible answers including

1/4 and 8/9

Other answers you may not expect would be improper fractions that are greater than 1/2 such as 5/2.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

1/5 and 7/8

1/8 and 3/4

4/2 and 2/2

It could be 1/41/2.

Sorry, there was a glitch. I meant to say that 1/4 is less than 1/2 and 3/4 is greater than 1/2.