# Which is bigger 5 out of 8 or 1 out of 2?

Five out of eight is over 50% (1/2) and is bigger than 1 out of two which is exactly 50% (1/2).

### Is 5 8 bigger then 16 21?

Answer 1 5/8 and 16/21 (cross multiply) 5 x 21 and 16 x 8 105 < 128 Thus, 5/8 is smaller than 16/21. Answer 2 If the question is: Is 5*8 bigger than 16*21, then you would multiply 5*8=40 and 16*21=336 and again 336>40, so either way the answer your question is no. If you are looking for some other function then you need to specify what that function is.

### Is five eighths bigger than three quarters?

5/8 or 3/4 find common denominators (aka the bottom number, always will be) the common denominator is 8, because 2*4=8 so 5/8 remains the same. while you multiply the top and the bottom by 2(whatever you do to the bottom you MUST do to the top) 3*2/4*2 6/8 so looking at them now 5/8 or 6/8 which one is bigger?