Convert to decimals

5/6 = 0.83

2/3 = 0.66

(5/6: Divide 5 by 6. 2/3: Divide 2 by 3. This gives the answer in decimal places, it makes it a lot easier to see which is greater: 0.83 is bigger than 0.66 therefore 5/6 is greater than 2/3)

Alternatively, it is useful to know that 1/3 = 2/6 (= 3/9 = 4/12)

AND 2/3 = 4/6 ( = 6/9 = 9/12)

think about it;

5/6 is bigger than 4/6, it is like saying 5 out of 6 people were on a bus instead of 4 out of 6 people were on a bus, therefore, because 5/6 is bigger than 4/6 (which is the same as 2/3), 5/6 is bigger than 2/3

I hope this makes sense.

5/6 = 0.83

2/3 = 0.66

(5/6: Divide 5 by 6. 2/3: Divide 2 by 3. This gives the answer in decimal places, it makes it a lot easier to see which is greater: 0.83 is bigger than 0.66 therefore 5/6 is greater than 2/3)

Alternatively, it is useful to know that 1/3 = 2/6 (= 3/9 = 4/12)

AND 2/3 = 4/6 ( = 6/9 = 9/12)

think about it;

5/6 is bigger than 4/6, it is like saying 5 out of 6 people were on a bus instead of 4 out of 6 people were on a bus, therefore, because 5/6 is bigger than 4/6 (which is the same as 2/3), 5/6 is bigger than 2/3

I hope this makes sense.