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Q: Is five and one fourth bigger than five and three eighths?

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Answer Three fourths (or three quarters) is the same as six eighths, so it's one eighth bigger.

The denominators are different, so find the equivalent fractions using the LCD , then add the fractions with the denominators.

One quarter is two eighths, so five eighths subtract two eighths is three eighths.

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One fourth is considerably less than five eighths. To convert fourths into eighths, you can multiply the fraction 1/4 by 2/2 and get 2/8. It should be apparent that two eighths is a lot less than five eighths. Less than half, in fact.

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No, three fourths is the same as six eighths which is larger than five eighths