Posted by Rachel on .
What are 3/8, 5/6, and 1/2 in order from least to greatest.
We want the denominators to be equal to find which is greatest and which is the least. Thus, we find the lcm or the least common denominator of 2,6, and 8. This happens to 24. Thus, we multiply 3/8 by 3/3 to get 9/24, we multiply 5/6 by 4/4 to get 20/24, and we multiply 1/2 by 12/12 to get 12/24. Thus which is the least, and which is the greatest?
I would just divide 3 by 8, 5 by 6 and 1 by 2. Then I would get all my percents and then I will put them from least to greatest by looking at the percents...
1/2 is .5 which is equal to 50%
3/8 is 0.375 which is rounded to 37%
5/6 is .833333 which we can say is 83%
Hope this helps :)