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Is five sixths greater than seven eighths?


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January 27, 2011 9:15PM

Nope - 7/8 is greater

Here's a cool way to solve these types of problems

First write 5/6ths and 7/8ths on a sheet of paper. Then multiply the numbers that are across from each other. 8x5 and 7x6 are the numbers.



42 is greater than 40, and the numerator of the fraction used in the equation is the bigger fraction. 7 is the numerator of 7/8 which is bigger than 5/6.