# Which Is Bigger ...1/3 Or 3/8?

1/3*24 = 8
3/8*24 = 9

You can also divide them out to convert to decimal fractions. Two or three decimal digits is enough to tell which is larger.

1/3 = .333...
3/8 = .375

3/8 is larger
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Oddman commented
The bigger the denominator, the smaller the fraction is in value--other things being equal.
1/3 is 2 2/3 times the size of 1/8, but we have 3 eighths. 3 is larger than 2 2/3, so 3/8 wins.
3/8 is greater than 1/3 because
3/8= 0.375
1/3= 0.333...
Therefore it is evident that 3/8 is greater than 1/3.
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Find a common denominator, 24, 24/3 = 8 so numerator is 8
24/8 = 3 so numerator is 9
3/8 is bigger then 1/3
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If you make both the same denominator it will be    8/24 and  9/24.  Thus 3/8 is bigger (9/24)
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3/8 is bigger because 3/8 = .375 and 1/3=.33333
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3/8 is bigger
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