5/9 = .555 7/8 = .875 Thereby, five ninths is less than seven eighths.
One quarter is two eighths, so five eighths subtract two eighths is three eighths.
No five eights are not equivalent to six ninths.
seven and seven ninths.....or...... seventy ninths
Change both numbers to single fractions with a common denominator of 117
23 and a half minus seven and five eighths equals 15.875
40/72 + 27/72 = 67/72
I thought the figure was seven-tenths, which is close to five-eighths...
1 1/3 =1 3/9
Answer = seven eighths of an inch.
Which you don't want. You want the least common denominator, which is 360.
Yes, seven eighths is greater than five tenths. Five tenths, or one half, expressed in eighths would be four eighths. Since seven is greater than four, seven eighths is greater than four eighths (or five tenths). One easy way to know is use a calculator and do the division (seven divided by eight, and five divided by ten); in decimal form the higher value may be more quickly apparent when compared.
Two eighths = one quarter
Six eighths, or three fourths.