# Is five sixths greater than seven eighths?

###### 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.

8x5=40

7x6=42

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.