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Which Is Bigger 1/5 Or 3/8?

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Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

Here is 3/8

Here is 1/5

3/8 is larger.



Chris m Profile
Chris m answered
Simple math. Use a common denominater 5x8=40.....1/5 = 8/40    3/8=15/40 thus 3/8 is 7/40 larger than 1/5
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Anonymous answered

1/5 is bigger. I know it might be weird, since people are taught that the bigger number is the better value, but with fractions, the smaller the denominater, the bigger the piece is and the better chance it has of getting to a whole number. Do you understand? Hopefully this helps. : )

thanked the writer.
Mike J
Mike J commented
Wrong.

First, divide 1 by 5, you get .20.

Now, divide 1 by 8 and multiply by 3, you get .375.

3/8 is greater.
May'C Bonjovie Profile
May'C Bonjovie answered
1/5 is bigger:)
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Mike J
Mike J commented
No, 3/8 is bigger.
First, find a common denominator of 5 and 8 (40)
Next, convert 1/5 --> 8/40 and 3/8 ---> 15/40.
Finally, compare. 15/40 (3/8) is bigger than 8/40 (1/5)
Mike J
Mike J commented
1/5 = 1 ÷ 5 = 0.200

3/8 = 3 ÷ 8 = 0.375

0.375 > 0.200
sam silverman
sam silverman commented
Wow incredibly arrogant of you!

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