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Using 1/2 as a Benchmark

Directions: Using the digits 1 through 9 only one time each, fill in the blanks to make true statements. For the fraction less than 1/2, try to make the greatest number possible. For the fraction greater than 1/2, try to make the least number possible.

Hint

Hint

How can you use the digits you have remaining to create a fraction that equals 1/2?

Answer

Answer

One possible answer:
2/7 < 1/2 5/9 > 1/2
18/36 = 1/2

Source: Alyson Eaglen

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