explain how to use the missing pieces strategy to compare two fractions. Include a diagram with your explanation.
The missing pieces strategy is another method to compare two fractions. To tell which number is larger, you ned to see which one is missing less. For example you have ¾ versus 4/5. Each of these fraction needs 1 to complete the whole. You need to subtract the numerator with one to compare them. For ¾ we have ¼ and for 4/5 we have 1/5. You know that if you complete 4/5 you will get 5 and for ¾ you will get 4. You know that 5 is greater than four. Therefore, 4/5 is larger than ¾.