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I think we only have half of the paper!” said Jenna.

Why do you say that?” asked Joe

Because 6/12 is equal to one half.”

“Yeah, said Jake, we need another 6/12 before we have 12/12 or the whole paper. I bet the other half has the map!”

Just then, the strange bird flew over again and dropped three more pieces of paper. The trio ran and collected them.

“Mine says 6/24,” said Jenna

“I got 4/24!” yelled Joe.

“And I got 2/24,” said Jake.

But these have 24 in the denominator!” yelled Joe. How do we know if we got another half if they don’t have the same denominator?”

Because a half is a half!” yelled Jenna, “it doesn’t matter what the denominator is!”

Let’s add them and see if they reduce to 1/2,” said Jake

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