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Is 3/8 Greater Than 1/2?

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Anonymous answered
I know fractions can be confusing but an easy way to know which is bigger is by dividing, like this:

3/8 ----> 3 divided by 8 = 0.375
1/2 ----> 1 divided by 2 = 0.50

By looking at the decimal point numbers you can tell that 1/2 is greater than 3/8.

Hope this helps!
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Saurav Mandal answered
To find out the larger fraction we at first need to find out the L.C.M of denominators i.e.2 and 8, which is 8.  Now,we will make the denominators equal to 8 and then compare.    1/2=1/2 x 4/4=4/8 and  3/8=3/8 x 1/8=3/8    Comparing the above results we can say that 4/8>3/8  Hence,1/2>3/8    Therefore, 1/2 is larger than 3/8.
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Christian answered
Nope, 3/8 is less than half so 1/2 is greater than 3/8.
Viththahan Mahesan Profile
Yes

1/2 = 4/8          (half is equal to 4/8 because the half of 8 is 4)

but,

4/8 > 3 /8

therefore,            1/2 > 3/8
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No because 3/8 rounds to 4/8 which is 1/2. So 1/2 = 1/2.
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Anonymous answered
No because if you compare them with the most common denominator you can see the 1/2 is greater.

3/81/2 * 4/4 = 4/83/8 > 4/8 FALSE
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aileeny answered
Is 3/8  a half or not. ? Work that out if you can and then you have your primary school answer!

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