Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.5 Order Relation and the Order of Operations - 3.5 Exercises: 13

Answer

$\frac{1}{2}\gt\frac{3}{8}$

Work Step by Step

We can rewrite $\frac{1}{2}=\frac{1\times4}{2\times4}=\frac{4}{8}$. $\frac{4}{8}$ is greater than $\frac{3}{8}$, because its numerator is greatest while both denominators are the same Therefore, $\frac{1}{2}\gt\frac{3}{8}$.
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