To check to see if a fraction is closer to certain numbers, rewrite those given numbers so that it has the same denominator as the given fraction, which is 8 in this case.

First number: 1

1 = 1/1 (Rewrote as fraction)

(1 * 8)/(1 * 8) Multiplied both the numerator and denominator by 8 (As a rule, multiplying a certain number to the denominator or numerator means you must multiply that same number to the other side.)

1 = 8/8 as a fraction form.

Second number: 0

0 = 0/1 (Rewrote as fraction)

(0 * 8)/(1 * 8) (Used the same rule as above)

0 = 0/8 as a fraction form.

Now that both numbers have the same denominator as 1/8, completely ignore the denominators of all three numbers. Only focus on the numerators. Now ask yourself, which is closer to 1? 0, or 8? Let's line them up.

* 0*,

**1**, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

__8__Given from the number line above, you can see that 1 is closer to 0 than it is to 8.