Is 1/2 less than 3/8?

Is 1/2 less than 3/8? Is 1/2 smaller than 3/8? These are the same questions with one answer.

To get the answer, we first convert each fraction into decimal numbers. We do this by dividing the numerator by the denominator for each fraction as illustrated below:

1/2 = 0.5
3/8 = 0.375

Then, we compare the two decimal numbers to get the answer.
0.5 is not less than 0.375.

Therefore, 1/2 is not less than 3/8 and the answer to the question "Is 1/2 less than 3/8?" is no.

Which means that this equation is also true: 1/2 > 3/8

Note: When comparing fractions such as 1/2 and 3/8, you could also convert the fractions (if necessary) so they have the same denominator and then compare which numerator is smaller.

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